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Police: Women robbed, stabbed Domino's delivery driver

Union Leader Correspondent

April 17. 2017 8:29PM
Debra Pitts, left, and Jennifer Tozzi have been charged in the robbery and stabbing of a Domino's delivery driver. (Meghan Pierce/Correspondent)

CLAREMONT — Two women accused of robbing and stabbing a pizza delivery driver on Saturday are each being held on $100,000 cash bail after appearing in court Monday.

Debra Pitts, 31, Trinity Street, Claremont, is charged with felony armed robbery.

Jennifer Tozzi, 34, of Puckershire Avenue, Claremont, is charged with felony conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

The women were arrested Saturday night and held without bail until their arraignments in the in 5th Circuit Claremont District Court Monday.

Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway argued at both arraignments that bail be set at $100,000 cash only for both women. District Court judge John. J. Yazinski concurred.

The women entered pleas of not guilty on the felony charges.

Hathaway said after the hearings that the “serious nature of the offense” warrants the high cash bail.

The offense was an “armed robbery in which the victim was cut and the victim was physically accosted by two individuals, one who brandished a knife and another who also brandished a knife. And one individual slashed at him while the other individual grabbed his wallet, broke it free from the chain that held it to his person, and fled the residence,” Hathaway said.

Claremont police were called to Pitts’ apartment at 10 Trinity St. around 12:46 a.m. on Saturday for a reported armed robbery.

A neighbor had called police after hearing the delivery driver pull up and knock. She then heard Pitts yell “something to the effect of ‘Give me the money,’ and heard what she believed to be some type of physical altercation,” according to Pitts’ arrest affidavit.

The Domino’s driver was stabbed several times and had about $300 taken from him.

He was taken to Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont where he received seven sutures in his right hand and was released.

Tozzi told police that while she had a knife in her pocket during the robbery, she did not take it out. She described the attack as a “tussle.”

Both women are scheduled to return to district court April 27 at 1 p.m.

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