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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008 12:00 pm | Updated: 5:11 pm, Wed Aug 15, 2012.

By Victor O'Brien

Killeen Daily Herald

Thirty-five dollars and two credit card receipts were all two Killeen men got when a Papa John's deliveryman was robbed Tuesday.

According to Killeen police, Kevin Harris Stevens, 23, and Wendal James Thornton, 21, approached and robbed a Papa John's deliveryman at gunpoint just before 10 p.m. Tuesday. The driver was delivering pizzas in the 300 block of North 22nd Street when Stevens and Thornton pointed guns at him and took $35 and two credit card receipts from him, according to an arrest affidavit. Then the deliveryman was forced to give his keys to the robbers who walked him to his vehicle and then let him drive back to work.

The victim told police the suspects were wearing dark clothes, baseball caps and had covered their mouths with bandanas. That description was sent to KPD patrol officers. A short time later, Stevens and Thornton were pulled over near the intersection of 10th Street and Parmer Avenue because they matched the descriptions of the suspects, the arrest affidavit stated. The victim then identified Thornton and Stevens as the robbers. Also, a black revolver was recovered from Stevens' waist.

Stevens and Thornton were each arraigned on $100,000 bond Thursday by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke. A KPD news release said Thornton's and Stevens' photos have been withheld while KPD investigates reports linking them to other crimes.

On Aug. 26, another pizza man was robbed and beaten while making a delivery. Monterrio Lamar Bett, 19, was charged with aggravated robbery in connection with that case.

Contact Victor O'Brien at vobrien@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7468.

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