Two men have been arrested in connection with a carjacking of a Burbank Domino’s Pizza delivery driver.
The suspects, aged 24 and 21, have been identified as residents of North Hollywood. The men were booked for armed carjacking and a felony and are being held in lieu of a $100,000 bail.
The carjacking occurred on June 6 at 4:25 p.m. in the 1500 block of North Naomi Street. Officers from the Burbank Police Department responded to the scene, with the victim telling officers that he was delivering an order to a customer when he was confronted by two men in an alley, said BPD spokesperson Brent Fekety.
One of the men grabbed the Domino’s Pizza employee, assaulted him and pointed a firearm at him while demanding the keys to his vehicle, Fekety said. The victim complied out of fear.
Afterward, the suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle, according to reports.
Multiple officers searched for the suspects, but they did not immediately locate them.
Following the incident, BPD conducted a thorough investigation, which included canvassing the area for evidence and collecting surveillance video.
On the afternoon of June 8, investigators found the stolen vehicle near the 6500 block of Radford Avenue in North Hollywood, while it was being driven by one of the suspects. Detectives stopped the driver and arrested him. The second suspect was later found near the 6100 block of Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood and was arrested.
Following the arrests, detectives served search warrants at two residences where the suspects reside and recovered evidence linking them to the carjacking in Burbank.
Formal charges are pending review by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
First published in the June 17 print issue of the Burbank Leader.