Tuesday, October 9 – Suspect Sought After Swiping Pizza Delivery Vehicle

OCEAN CITY – Resort police are still looking for a suspect who stole a pizza delivery vehicle early Sunday morning before abandoning the car and fleeing on foot.

A driver for a local pizza shop was delivering a pizza to the Tidelands Hotel on 5th Street early Sunday morning when he returned to find his vehicle missing. The victim, a 21-year-old Selbyville man, parked his 2004 silver Honda Accord in the alley by the hotel with the engine running while he made his delivery and returned a short time later to find it was gone.

After the theft was reported, a broadcast of the vehicle’s description was issued. One officer reported seeing the car northbound at 44th Street while another saw it near 65th Street. Yet a third officer saw the stolen vehicle pass him near 100th Street.

When the third officer, who was in the southbound lanes of Coastal Highway attempted to turn around, the suspect bailed out of the car near Channel Buoy Rd. and ran toward the beach. OCPD officers searched the area but did not locate the suspect. The car was then towed to police headquarters for processing.

The suspect is described as a young, white male, 5-feet, 10-inches to 6-feet, two inches tall, roughly 160-200 pounds with short hair and wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt and a black baseball cap.

Anyone with information regarding the theft is encouraged to call OCPD Officer Daniel Jacobs at 410-520-5437.

See The Dispatch for the complete story on Friday.