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Pizza delivery driver concerned about robberies

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Memphis, TN (WMC-TV) - The victim of a violent robbery at a Memphis pizza restaurant, says the attack is a wake-up call for the entire Mid-South. The crime ended with the getaway car hitting a house.

In our exclusive interview, the victim of the robbery told us this is the second time he's come face to face with a gun barrel.

The employee at the Pizza Hut at Quince and Kirby wanted to remain anonymous out of concern for his job.

"The next thing I know, I'm putting my cigarette out, I have a 9mm in my chest," the robbery victim said.

The robbers both armed with guns forced the delivery driver inside the store. We'll call the employee Kevin.

"They hurdled all of us to the safe," Kevin said. "That's when they began shouting their demands, open this expletive safe....My manager she was crying and freaking out, saying it's on a time delay you'll have to wait, it's ten minutes please don't shoot me, please don't shoot me."

Before the safe opened, another delivery driver pulled up.

"'That's one of our drivers,' Kevin told the robbers. "If you want to get out of here without going to jail, that's your exit, pointing to the back door, you better get the "F" out of here now."

The robbers ran out.

"(The delivery driver) was totally a life saver. He followed them, got on 911 called police," Kevin said.

Officers caught up with the robbery suspects on Mt. Moriah and followed them until they wound up crashing into a house at Mt. Moriah and Edenshire. This is the second time Kevin's been robbed at gunpoint working as a delivery driver.

"One was taking my pizza out of my passenger side, another had a 22 to the side of my head," Kevin said.

Kevin hopes by speaking out, people will be a little kinder to their pizza guy.

"I almost got murdered last night trying to do my job....Show some gratitude."

Police managed to catch all three suspects one block from the crash. 16-year-old Trey Hare is charged with Aggravated Robbery. The two other suspects are expected to be charged Tuesday.

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