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North County Murders Prompt St. Louis County Police to Deliver Pizzas

A man was shot to death while delivering pizzas earlier this year. Now, another pizza delivery driver murder reportedly has St. Louis County police going undercover to catch criminals.

St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said undercover officers will begin delivering pizzas to parts of St. Louis County in effort to deter armed robberies.

The announcement comes after an Imo’s delivery driver was shot and killed Monday night while delivering pizzas in Dellwood. Police said the driver was robbed of the pizzas and a cellphone.

As Patch previously reporte,

Maksimenko, who lived in the Ballwin area, was working at the Northwood Imo's Pizza when he was murdered. Police said robbery was the motive for the shooting. Two people were later arrested and charged in connection to Maksimenko's murder.

Fitch said officers who typically work undercover drug cases will be the ones working the pizza deliveries, according to the Post-Dispatch article. This is reportedly the first time St. Louis County police have tried such a plan.

Is it a good plan for police to go undercover as pizza delivery drivers? Tell us in the comments below.

Joesmitters November 11, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I think this is so sick.
Delores Eichholz November 11, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Imo's is too damn expensive that is why pple be getting jacked! All serious now, I would love for a cop to show up at my door with a pizza
Ron December 15, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Where is society and the human race headed. I find it hard to believe prople are so desperate they need to kill pizza delivery drivers. Sick these criminals deserve the same fate. You rob qnd kill automatic death! We are to soft on killings and robbery, rape, child perverts. Death would put a very fast hault to the insanity. Kill em all I feel nothing for them as they felt nothing for the victims.
Bob Emling March 20, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Does that mean you will get donuts with order too?

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