January 04. 2013 10:28AM

Manchester pizza delivery man assaulted, robbed

MANCHESTER - A 65-year-old man was punched in the face and robbed Thursday night when he tried to deliver a pizza to a Lake Avenue address.

It turned out the apartment was vacant but a robber was there to grab the food and the delivery man's wallet, according to police.

The man was bleeding from a cut to his face when officers arrived at Santoro's Pizza, 400 Union St., after they were called about the 10 p.m. robbery.

Someone placed an order for delivery to 270 Lake Ave., first floor. When the delivery man arrived at the address and knocked on the door, a man opened it and immediately punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.

The robber, described only as a young black male, took the food and the man's wallet and then went back inside.

Police checked the Lake Avenue apartment which turned out to be vacant. The robber was no where to be found.

Anyone with information about he robbery is asked to call police at 668-8711. Anonymous tips for cash rewards may be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at manchestercrimeline.org .