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CITY YOUTH ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Bail was set at $10,000 in Lockport City Court on Wednesday for a city youth accused of trying to rob a pizza deliveryman at gunpoint last week. The case has been adjourned to Monday.

Cornell B. Johnson, 16, of Pine Avenue was charged with first-degree robbery by city police detectives Richard Podgers and David Barancotta on Wednesday after he came in for questioning.

A deliveryman for Papa John's Pizza said he was delivering a pizza March 30 on John Street when two young men approached him and one displayed what appeared to be a small, black gun.

The deliveryman told police one of youths said several times, "Hey this isn't a game. I don't want you to get hurt," and then lifted up his shirt and showed him what appeared to be a gun.

The deliveryman said he told them, "You don't want to go to jail over a pizza," but was then told, "I don't want the pizza. I want your money." The deliveryman put the money in his pocket and said he was punched in back of the head. He said the suspects ran off without any money after he pushed their gun aside.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

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