Domino's Deliveryman Robbery: St. Louis Police Arrest Joey Hale In AK-47 Pizza Theft Case

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Joey Hale.
Let this be a lesson to all the hungry St. Louis robbers out there who like to target Domino's Pizza deliverymen: If you plot to steal pizza, you will get caught!

As we reported last week, county police didn't have too much trouble tracking down suspects in a nighttime armed robbery in Spanish Lake, in part because one woman plotting the attack, Ava Jackson, twenty, ordered the pizza herself -- to the block where she lives.

Her accomplices allegedly confronted a young Domino's deliveryman -- possibly with an AK-47 assault rifle -- and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. And the pizza.

Now, cops say they have made a second arrest.

Joey Hale, eighteen, who also lives in Spanish Lake, is facing felony charges of first-degree robbery "for his participation in forcibly stealing cash and food while displaying a deadly weapon," county police say.

Jackson is not facing a weapons charge because it appears she did not actually confront the victim directly.

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Ava Jackson.

Police say that there is a third suspect as well who is still wanted for this crime last Monday that happened at Vodge Drive and Spanish Pond Road in Spanish Lake.

This latest incident comes after a string of particularly violent and bizarre pizza deliveryman robberies in the St. Louis metro area. The problem has gotten so severe that county police actually have an undercover program in place that businesses can utilize by which they send cops to respond to suspicious deliveries.

Here's the county's latest announcement on the case:

The St. Louis County Police Department has arrested a second subject reference a robbery on Monday, May 27, 2013 involving a Dominos Pizza Delivery driver, which took place at Vodge Rd. and Spanish Pond Rd. in Spanish Lake.

The individual arrested has been identified as:

Joey D. Hale Jr.
18 years of age
b/m 11/14/1994
1400 block of Columbus Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63168

The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued charges on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 against Hale Jr. of First Degree Robbery (Class A Felony) for his participation in forcibly stealing cash and food while displaying a deadly weapon. A third suspect is still wanted reference this crime.

Previously:
The St. Louis County Police Department has made an arrest reference a robbery on Monday, May 27, 2013 involving a Domino's Pizza Delivery driver, which took place at Vodge Rd. and Spanish Pond Rd. in Spanish Lake.

The individual arrested has been identified as:

Ava Jackson
20 years of age
b/f 07/05/1992
1500 block of Vodge
St. Louis, MO 63138

Jackson was arrested and charged for her involvement in the robbery, which included placing the order for the purpose of the robbery. Her photo is attached.

The 20 year old victim delivering pizza for Dominos exited his vehicle and two armed subjects jumped out from behind bushes and demanded money and the pizza. One was reported to have an assault rifle (possibly AK 47) and the other with a handgun. After getting an undisclosed amount of money and the pizza, they ran from the scene. The victim was not injured.

At least two other individuals are wanted in reference to this case as the investigation continues. The St. Louis County Police Department continues to do and offer undercover work with and for delivery businesses in the region.

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weee
weee

A good student/fine young man/star athlete/ doesn't put himself ANYWHERE near this type of situation or people!!! He was there, he was involved! Now he goes to jail!!! AS HE SHOULD, fake gun real gun doesn't matter, BYE BYE!

weee
weee

A good student/fine young man/star athlete/ doesn't put himself ANYWHERE near this type of situation or people!!! He was there, he was involved! Now he goes to jail!!! AS HE SHOULD, fake gun real gun doesn't matter, BYE BYE!

Jimmie Thomptson
Jimmie Thomptson

just one more worthless inhuman dragging St. Louis down...

Timothy Casey
Timothy Casey

The universe is telling people to stop eating inferior pizza...

lavishmind
lavishmind

This Is a sensationalized story is FULL OF LIES and and contains no facts..... gotta love the good OLE RED state of Missouri.... The writer should actually  investigate the facts and rewrite this  GARBAGE

Karen Hall
Karen Hall

it's one thing to be a criminal. it's another thing to be a pathetic criminal. have fun in jail.

Robert Winkelmann
Robert Winkelmann

A smart person would have just maced them in the face and took it. Misdemeanor assault. Shame street thugs aren't smart enough to think of that.

Mark Weikle
Mark Weikle

shoulda' sold that AK and paid for his pizza. simple.

Kevin Rotellini
Kevin Rotellini

I think they should stop delivery to any area where crime level is high let them all starve

Roger Griggs
Roger Griggs

with conceal and carry, any luck and you would be robbers will get your worthless asses shot as well..

Denis Phillips
Denis Phillips

I think the government should offer some type of program for those Jo can't help themselves. A program that would deposit money into an account on a monthly basis so those facing the struggles of life can use this program to buy food and please make sure the have enough in the account so they might be able to sell the unused balance to strangers for cash! This and only this will resolve the PIZZA DELIVERY GUY ROBBERIES!

Mary Hery
Mary Hery

I'm not for stealing, but if you are going to steal something with an AK-47, shouldn't it be worth a little more than some pepperoni and sausage?

wump
wump

hey genius, the "st louis police" are the city police

lavishmind
lavishmind

@Karen HallYOU obviously you know what your talking about because you read this short subjective/fictional article. This fictional article doesn't mention that the suspect they are looking for is the ONE that used the FAKE/TOY gun. Joey just graduated high school last FRIDAY , was a star athlete and great student..... and here's a couple shockers for you..... He was on his way to California for school and DOESNT HAVE A RECORD! You people are so quick to judge when you have no idea of the actual facts, he has a educated/decent family who loves him, and that is going through a horribly stressful time. Joey is being used as a SCAPEGOAT because they cannot find the real suspect!

How do you think you would look if police show up to your families house and take you away saying your being charged with a crime you didn't commit, and you've spent your first and only night in jail?!? Don't be such a pretentious asshole. Im sure if I was a fly on your wall many secrets would come to light. While you teach us all a lesson with your ignorant ,uneducated comment, Well pray, and hope Joey Hale Jr comes Home soon!

lavishmind
lavishmind

@Chrissy ZitoYOU obviously you know what your talking about because you read this short subjective/fictional article. This fictional article doesn't mention that the suspect they are looking for is the ONE that used the FAKE/TOY gun. Joey just graduated high school last FRIDAY , was a star athlete and great student..... and here's a couple shockers for you..... He was on his way to California for school and DOESNT HAVE A RECORD! You people are so quick to judge when you have no idea of the actual facts, he has a educated/decent family who loves him, and that is going through a horribly stressful time. Joey is being used as a SCAPEGOAT because they cannot find the real suspect!

How do you think you would look if police show up to your families house and take you away saying your being charged with a crime you didn't commit, and you've spent your first and only night in jail?!? Don't be such a pretentious asshole. Im sure if I was a fly on your wall many secrets would come to light. While you teach us all a lesson with your ignorant ,uneducated comment, Well pray, and hope Joey Hale Jr comes Home soon!

lavishmind
lavishmind

@Gemini VickiYOU obviously you know what your talking about because you read this short subjective/fictional article. This fictional article doesn't mention that the suspect they are looking for is the ONE that used the FAKE/TOY gun. Joey just graduated high school last FRIDAY , was a star athlete and great student..... and here's a couple shockers for you..... He was on his way to California for school and DOESNT HAVE A RECORD! You people are so quick to judge when you have no idea of the actual facts, he has a educated/decent family who loves him, and that is going through a horribly stressful time. Joey is being used as a SCAPEGOAT because they cannot find the real suspect!

How do you think you would look if police show up to your families house and take you away saying your being charged with a crime you didn't commit, and you've spent your first and only night in jail?!? Don't be such a pretentious asshole. Im sure if I was a fly on your wall many secrets would come to light. While you teach us all a lesson with your ignorant ,uneducated comment, Well pray, and hope Joey Hale Jr comes Home soon!

lavishmind
lavishmind

@Michael MahlerYOU obviously you know what your talking about because you read this short subjective/fictional article. This fictional article doesn't mention that the suspect they are looking for is the ONE that used the FAKE/TOY gun. Joey just graduated high school last FRIDAY , was a star athlete and great student..... and here's a couple shockers for you..... He was on his way to California for school and DOESNT HAVE A RECORD! You people are so quick to judge when you have no idea of the actual facts, he has a educated/decent family who loves him, and that is going through a horribly stressful time. Joey is being used as a SCAPEGOAT because they cannot find the real suspect!

How do you think you would look if police show up to your families house and take you away saying your being charged with a crime you didn't commit, and you've spent your first and only night in jail?!? Don't be such a pretentious asshole. Im sure if I was a fly on your wall many secrets would come to light. While you teach us all a lesson with your ignorant ,uneducated comment, Well pray, and hope Joey Hale Jr comes Home soon! 

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