No arrests made after pizza delivery man robbed, 1 person hospitalized

Published 4:37 pm Monday, December 23, 2019

No arrests were made following a Saturday night strong-armed robbery of a pizza-delivery man in Port Arthur; however, local police are still trying to piece together details of the attack more than 24 hours later.

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso said no weapons were used during the attack, which authorities say took place at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

During a release to media Sunday afternoon, Officer Matt Bulls said “two suspects were located, one of which was transported to the hospital.”

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On Monday, Duriso clarified that no arrests were made but authorities have positively identified two suspects, adding the investigative report would be turned over to the District Attorney’s for possible prosecution.

Officers were dispatched to a robbery complaint at Texas Avenue and West 14th Street. There, officers were told two males robbed a pizza-delivery employee of property in the 500 block of W. 13th Street.

Police did not identify what was stolen when asked Monday.

Bulls said officers learned the pizza-delivery man caught up with the assailants in an attempt to re-obtain his property, during which a suspect was injured.

On Monday, Duriso could not elaborate on what led to that injury or if the suspect was still hospitalized.