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Police are investigating the robbery and assault of a pizza delivery driver in Columbia Sunday night.

An order of more than $60 worth of food was placed with Domino’s Pizza, 318 Chestnut St., Columbia, borough Officer Brent Smith said. A driver delivered it to an address in the 400 block of Walnut Street at 8:42 p.m.

He set the bag of food on the front porch so he could knock on the door and was ambushed from behind, Smith said.

A Hispanic male between 5 feet 6 and 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build, pulled the man’s jacket over his head and punched him in the face before fleeing with the bag of food.

The driver suffered a bloody lip, Smith said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Officer Smith at 684-7735.

Tipsters also may call Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913 or anonymously text LANCS plus your message to 847411 (TIP411).

Ryan Robinson is a police reporter and Voices columnist for Lancaster Newspapers. He can be reached at or (717) 481-6032. You can also follow@RyanRobinsonLNP on Twitter.