MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police are searching for several suspects who attacked a pizza deliveryman in a northwest Manhattan neighborhood.
It happened Monday night around 11:30 PM at a home on Trevelyan Avenue, not far off of Kimball Avenue. Police reports indicate that the house may be vacant.
Officials say James Crosby, 30, a Pizza Shuttle employee, was delivering a pizza at that location when he was approached by four people in the front yard of the house, beaten and robbed of his personal items. Crosby cited a loss of $45. He was treated at the scene for facial injuries.
The suspects are described as: a light-skinned Hispanic female, 5’6”, 110 lbs. with brown hair, a Hispanic male, 5’10” with short dark hair and a tall black male with short wavy hair. A fourth suspect, a male, was also involved officials said Tuesday but a description was not available.
The attack is being investigated as an Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Battery and Burglary. Police do not believe weapons were used in the incident. Crosby, they say, was beaten with physical force.
"All indications are that the call for a pizza was a set up for the robbery," said Riley County Police Department spokesman Lieutenant Josh Kyle.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call police. Anonymous tips can be left with the Manhattan/Riley County Crime Stoppers at 785-537-7777 or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Or you can visit the Crime Stoppers website for other options: www.manhattanrileycountycrimestoppers.com.