ALLENTOWN, Pa. | Authorities allege a pair of Allentown men robbed a deliveryman at knifepoint and then ate the food they stole from him.
Allentown police charged Bernardy Urena and Rendi De La Cruz-Rodriguez with single felony counts of robbery and conspiracy in connection with the Nov. 25 stickup in the 700 block of North 11th Street.
Police were dispatched to the 7th Street Family Restaurant in the 800 block of North Seventh Street to investigate a report of an armed robbery that occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. The deliveryman told authorities that he drove to the 700 block of North 11th Street and called the phone number used to place the order, according to court records. The man that answered told the driver he’d be there in a minute.
The driver reported that two men approached him and exchanged words about paying for the food, according to records. That’s when one of the men grabbed the deliveryman, while the other allegedly pulled a knife and stuck it against the victim’s back, according to police.
The duo allegedly stole the $51 worth of food and the victim’s wallet containing about $300.
During an interview with police, Urena allegedly admitted being in a vehicle with De La Cruz-Rodriguez, who was driving, as the robbery was being planned. Police said they were in the vehicle with two other men, who are not named in court records.
Urena claims that the unnamed backseat passengers committed the robbery, and that the group drove somewhere else to eat the stolen food. The 20-year-old told police that one of the other passengers, armed with an orange knife, suggested the robbery, but all four agreed.
Neither Urena, nor the 19-year-old De La Cruz-Rodriguez posted bail. Neither man has a confirmed Allentown address. They were sent to Lehigh County Jail to await preliminary hearings scheduled for Tuesday.