WILKES-BARRE – A Hazle Township man charged with a role in the knife-point robbery of a pizza delivery man pleaded guilty Thursday to related charges.
Michael Albert Odorizzi, 20, of Winters Ave., entered the plea to charges of robbery, criminal conspiracy, simple assault and theft relating to the Jan. 12 incident.
Judge Fred Pierantoni said Odorizzi will face a maximum of 10 years in prison on the robbery charge when he is sentenced on Oct. 10.
Odorizzi is represented by attorney Girard Mecadon. Assistant District Attorney Rebecca Reimiller is prosecuting.
According to court papers, on Jan. 12, Juan Delarosa told police he was sent to a Wasko Court, Hazle Township, residence to deliver an order from Domino's Pizza.
Delarosa said that when he got out of his vehicle, he was approached by two men wearing masks and hooded sweatshirts. He said one of the men held a knife to his throat and demanded any money and the food.
Delarosa said a black male, later identified as Timothy Anderson, was the one who demanded money. Delarosa said the men took $34 and his cellphone.
Police later found the two men at a Winters Avenue residence.
When questioned by police, Odorizzi said he was involved in the robbery of Delarosa and that he and Anderson planned and committed the crime together.
Anderson, 25, of Winters Avenue, Hazle Township, is tentatively scheduled to be tried Oct. 29 on charges relating to the robbery of Delarosa and another unrelated robbery.
In that case, police say Anderson was charged after a gun-point robbery in Salem Township on Dec. 2, 2011