Fayetteville teen charged in pizza delivery robberies

FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) -- A Fayetteville teenager has been charged in connection to a series of armed robberies targeting pizza delivery drivers.

Police said 17-year-old Dadrieon Lilly is responsible for the string of robberies that took place at the end of February.

In all three cases, authorities said two masked men held delivery drivers at gunpoint, demanding money. All of the robberies occurred in the Tiffany Pines neighborhood, which is located in North Fayetteville. Read more here.

On Monday, Lilly, who remains in the Cumberland County jail, made a first appearance for the charges. He told the judge he lives with his grandmother, and was in the process of trying to earn his GED.

Lilly took responsibility for a previous shoplifting charge, but denied involvement in the pizza delivery robberies. He began to read a letter stating his innocence, but stopped when the judge reminded him of his right to remain silent.

Judge David Hasty also denied Lilly's request for a reduced bond. If he posts the $90,000 bond, Hasty said he is to remain on curfew from 7 p.m.-7 a.m., and not patronize food delivery drivers.

Lilly's next court appearance is in May.

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