Teen Arrested for Luring Delivery Driver Into Ambush Robbery, Shooting

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Friday, Feb 7, 2014  |  Updated 11:02 PM EDT
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Delivery Man Shot in NE Philadelphia

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A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly luring a Philadelphia take-out delivery man into an ambush where he was shot and robbed.

The teen, whose identity police are withholding because he hasn't been charged as an adult, is accused of ordering a pizza from the Panda Carry restaurant in the Oxford Circle section of the city on Jan. 29.

Police say he had the order delivered to a vacant home along the 6200 block of Kindred Street. Once the delivery man arrived, the teen, along with two other men, robbed the driver. One of the robbers then pulled out a shotgun and fired on the man, police said.

The delivery driver was hit in the chest and taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center where he underwent surgery.

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Philadelphia Police detectives tell NBC10 the driver identified the teen after his arrest on Wednesday.

Detectives also say the teen's phone records tie him to the crime.

Police still not have arrested the two other people believed to be involved in the robbery and shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call 215.686.TIPS.

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