NEWS RELEASE: Police arrest two in series of delivery driver armed robberies
Howard County police have arrested a man and a woman in a series of armed robberies of food delivery drivers in Columbia since Friday.
Nicholas Bailey, 18, of Hastings Drive in Capitol Heights, and Heather Corea, 19, of Faulkner Ridge Circle in Columbia, are each charged with three counts of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery. Corea is being held without bond at the Howard County Detention Center; Bailey is still in the booking process.
On Dec. 27, a delivery driver from Philly’s Best Pizza & Subs in Columbia reported he was delivering pizza to the 10500 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle when he was approached by a male suspect who displayed a knife and demanded the food and his belongings. The victim complied and the suspect fled. No one was injured.
On Dec. 29, a delivery driver from Hunan Legend in Ellicott City reported he was delivering food to the same location when a male suspect entered his vehicle and displayed a handgun. The suspect stole the food and cash before fleeing. No one was injured.
On Dec. 30, a delivery driver for Roma’s Pizza, Subs & Pasta in Columbia reported that he was making a food delivery to the 10400 block of Faulkner Ridge Circle when he was approached by a male suspect who displayed a knife and demanded the food and cash. The driver fled and nothing was stolen. Later that night, police received information from an employee at Philly’s Best Pizza & Subs of a suspicious order to be delivered to an address in the 10500 block of Tolling Clock Way, adjacent to Faulkner Ridge Circle.
Police responded to that location and found Bailey and Corea hiding near the delivery address. Both were in possession of knives. Police confirmed that the residents of the delivery address did not place an order. Both suspects were arrested, and through investigation, police linked them to the other delivery driver robberies.