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Falls deliverymen lose cash, phone, food and pants in pair of robberies

Sunday night was a tough night for delivery drivers for Frenchy's Pizzeria in Niagara Falls.

Two drivers for the Niagara Street pizzeria were robbed in separate incidents, with one driver grazed by a bullet near 17th Street and Pierce Avenue, according to Niagara Falls police reports.

Just before midnight, police responded to the emergency room at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where a 27-year-old man was being treated for a wound to his right elbow. The victim told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two men after he showed up with a delivery for "an incorrect address" on Pierce. He tried calling the customer back, but the phone was off, he told police.

As the deliveryman tried another address, the robbers approached the victim and demanded money. The victim surrendered his cellphone and cash.

But that wasn't enough.

The robbers ordered him to take off his pants as they demanded more cash. The victim handed over his jeans, which had his wallet inside. As the robbers fled, they fired one shot at him, grazing his arm, according to the report.

The victim, who drove himself to the hospital, stopped at home first to get a new pair of pants.

Another Frenchy's driver was robbed of cash and three subs at about 10:30 p.m. on 16th Street between Walnut and Ferry avenues by two males. No weapon was displayed, according to the report.

As officers were speaking with the victim, a delivery person for another pizzeria arrived with a delivery for the same address. Police officers advised the driver not to attempt to make the delivery.

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