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Fargo Police Make Arrests in Pizza Robbery

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The Fargo Police Department has arrested three people in the Sunday night robbery of a pizza delivery woman. It happened in the evening hours of January 19 at the 900 block of 44th Street South in Fargo. 

Faisal Diriye Abdullahi, who is 19 years old, and two juvenile males ages 15 and 17 were arrested for robbery, which is a class B felony. The three are all from the Fargo area and police say they face a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 fine.

Lt. Joel Vettle with the Fargo Police Department says the arrests were made after they reviewed video surveillance provided by businesses and information provided by the public.   


Fargo Police are looking for three men who used a hand gun to rob a pizza delivery woman Sunday night. It happened around 8:15 when the woman was trying to deliver a pizza to an apartment building on the 900 block of 44th Street South.

The robbery didn't happen to a Spicy Pie Pizza driver, but they agreed to let us behind the scenes. 

"We've never had any robberies or anything happen here, beside in store we've had a few instances, but not with delivery," Jared Puttbrese, General Manager at the downtown Fargo Spicy Pie says.

Puttbrese is used to training in new workers.

"We do talk to them about specific cases where something like that may happen or something bad could happen," he says.

All Spicy Pie delivery workers have a GPS and cell phone in the vehicles. They are well aware of the parts of town and times of day when they should pay special attention.

"You've got to be careful in those places," says Spicy Pie Driver Benjamin Joy.

In Sunday night's crime, the robbers are facing felony charges for lifting a pizza and some soda. They wouldn't get much from a Spicy Pie delivery, either.

"The drivers don't carry very much cash on them or anything like that, so if somebody did want to rob one of my drivers, they're sure not going to get a whole lot from them." says Puttbrese.

He says the Spicy Pie policy is for employees to surrender whatever it is the robber is asking for.

"My employees' safety is number one. I don't want somebody getting hurt, robbed, stabbed over a $20 pizza," Puttbrese says.

He says he's going to talk to the owner about some possible new security measures.

The Fargo Police Department describes the suspects as three black males in their early 20's. One of them is just over 6'0". The other two are between 5'6" and 5'8".  If you have any information, please contact the Fargo Police Department.

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