Two arrested for robbery of pizza delivery woman

Published: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 8:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 8:31 p.m.

Two Gainesville men were arrested Saturday night for robbing at gunpoint a pizza delivery woman.

Gainesville Police say 20-year-old Tobi'es Jacolby Hall and 18-year-old Malik Sa-id Jihad Reed called Domino's Pizza from Hall's cell phone, which he had used previously to genuinely order food from the eatery, and asked that they deliver a pizza to the apartment complex at 1000 S.W. 62nd Blvd.

When the delivery woman arrived, police say Reed met her in a hallway and acted like he was about to give her money. Instead, Hall stepped forward, pulled a silver handgun from his pants pocket, pointed it at the woman and demanded money. She gave him the $22 she had on her, but he told her he knew she had more. Hall took the woman to her car, where she gave him $10 more and her cell phone.

Police tracked Hall to his apartment using the records Domino's keeps that connects a cell phone to an address. One of Hall's roommates invited police in and allowed them to search the apartment's common area. The officer found the pizza in the refrigerator, including a tag with the fake address Hall had given to Domino's that night.

The officer summoned Hall into the living room, read him his Miranda rights and questioned him about the robbery. When confronted with the pizza in the refrigerator, Hall confessed and allowed the officer to search his room, where a loaded .32 caliber handgun was found, along with the cell phone used to call Domino's earlier that evening.

Reed was found in his top-floor apartment in the same complex.

Both men are being held without bond in the Alachua County Jail, charged with the first-degree felony of armed robbery.

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