Armed Robbery Sunday in Downtown Salisbury on E. Council Street. Robbers Holds-Up a Papa John’s Pizza Driver and Rips Him Off for Wings and 2 Pizzas

Posted on January 30, 2017

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♦ Salisbury Police sources report the armed robbery of a Papa John’s Pizza delivery driver on Sunday night at 205 E. Council Street in Downtown Salisbury. The robbery was reported at 10:37 p.m. The driver Michael Okahara, from Spencer, pulled up his Kia Sedona van by 205 E. Council Street in an office building parking lot when 2 men abruptly loomed out of the dark. One of the men attempted to foist some money on the driver before another robber appeared with a semi-automatic pistol drawn. “Turn loose some wings and pizza”. The driver complied, handing over 2 pizzas and a container with 16 chicken wings. The robbers snatched the food and faded into the darkness of a parking lot. The total value of the wings and 2 pizzas was $34.00.

The two robbers were described as Black males wearing black hoodies that obscured their faces.

The wings and pizza were from the Papa John’s 1030 Freedland Drive in Salisbury.

205 E. Council Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location 205 E. Council Street, Salisbury, N.C.:


The robbery remains under investigation.

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

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