Colac’s Pinky’s Pizza owner Pam Felekos says an unprecedented attack on one of her delivery drivers has “really frightened” her and her employees.
A Pinky’s driver delivered two pizzas to a house in Ross Street, Colac, at about 11.30pm Saturday, but returned to his vehicle when nobody answered the door.
Two men wielding crowbars approached the driver, and they demanded cash and fled with the driver’s bum bag which contained about $170.
Pam said her driver, who has worked at Pinky’s for 11 years, was okay but the incident had shocked her entire staff.
“He was shaken up, you don’t expect it when you go out, he’s doing a service, and it’s not on your mind that something like this is going to happen,” she said.
“Someone is going to do a job, and he has to experience that, so I think everybody, even the other drivers, are pretty shaken at the moment.”
Pam has owned Pinky’s Pizza in Colac for 23 years and said she had never experienced anything like this before.
“I’ve been in business 23 years and we’ve never had any problems, never,” she said.
“This is the first time it’s ever happened, I’ve never had any trouble, not even a broken window, so it was pretty scary.
“It frightened me, my stomach was turning, you hear of this in Melbourne, but not in Colac.”
Pam said the business would be “changing a few things” following the attack, and that she was concerned the incidence of drug use in Colac, particularly “ice”, could mean more attacks like this would occur.
“Now at that time we’re going to send two drivers not just one of them, and we’re going to have a meeting and just try to change a few things,” she said.
“He’s done the best thing actually to hand the money over, that part didn’t bother me, because he’s next to two of them, and both of them had crowbars, so it’s the best thing that he’s done.
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