Police: Murder of pizza delivery man may be connected to another from last week

Kristen Johanson
February 27, 2019 - 5:25 pm
Philadelphia police

Andrew Kramer/KYW Newsradio


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police say the robbery and murder of a pizza delivery man Tuesday night may be connected to another robbery last week a few miles away. 

Bobby Jenkins, 30, was delivering pizza to a house on Woodcrest Ave, near 76th Street, when at least one person came up, robbed him and fatally shot him once in the chest. 

The address used for the delivery order turned out to be for a vacant house.

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Homicide Capt. Jason Smith says it closely resembles the robbery of another last Sunday night, just three miles away on N. Brooklyn Street, near 42nd Street and Fairmount Avenue.

"Robbery of a delivery person is the M.O. An abandoned house was used for the delivery, there's also a forced rear door to the premises. These are the resemblances at this point," Smith said. 

Smith warns people delivering food to be careful of their surroundings. He also warns business owners to "Please be careful when receiving orders, especially from new telephone numbers which haven't been used to place previous orders." 

Jenkins had just started his food delivery job to make some more money to start his own business.

No arrests have been made, and police urge anyone with information to contact them.