Suspect arrested in pizza delivery robberies

by Wes Mayer

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Blount was charged with two counts of armed robbery with a knife.


The man suspected of robbing two separate pizza delivery men at knife point last month in locations near Lower Fayetteville Road was arrested and confessed to investigators Wednesday, Coweta authorities said.

Remington Clark Blount, 22, is suspected of robbing a Pizza Hut delivery man at knife point on Dec. 14 after calling in a pizza to a vacant home on Paw Paw Lane, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Blount is also suspected of robbing a Domino's delivery man similarly on Dec. 25 on Maple Hill Drive.

In both instances, Blount wielded a knife and demanded the delivery men empty their pockets and hand over the pizza, authorities said. With the second case, the suspect actually demanded the delivery man’s car keys — he ended up driving the car a block away and ransacked it, stealing the victim’s wallet.

According to Yarbrough, Sgt. Jason Fetner with the sheriff’s office and Sgt. Chad Wood with the Newnan Police Department worked together to catch Blount. Using the numbers Blount used to order the pizza, the investigators were able to trace the calls to a woman. This woman turned out to be Blount’s girlfriend, who told investigators Blount did come home with pizzas on two occasions — one time making a comment about how he likes stolen pizzas, Yarbrough said.

Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant, Blount was taken into custody, and he confessed everything to investigators, Yarbrough said. The investigators were able to locate a hunting knife in Blount’s possession.

Blount was charged with two counts of armed robbery with a knife — one by the sheriff’s office and one by Newnan police. He also faces charges of obstruction, criminal damage to government property, burglary and a violation of parole.



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