Armed robber gets 16 years for pizza delivery heist


A Salisbury man sentenced to 16 years in prison after the armed robbery of a pizza driver. Prosecutors say that last May Jerry Allen, along with two juveniles placed a pizza delivery to a vacant residence on John Street in Salisbury. When the delivery arrived, one of the kids beat the driver with a wooden rod while Allen demanded money. After the driver handed over cash, Allen began talking about getting a gun. The driver tackled Allen and made an escape, calling 9-1-1. Salisbury Police then located Allen, the juveniles and several pizzas; DNA tests confirmed Allen still had blood from the delivery driver on his hands. Allen was convicted of armed robbery in January, and late last week was sentenced to 16 years behind bars.