An 18-year-old from Waterloo has been arrested on charges connected to a recent string of pizza delivery driver robberies in the city.

Following an investigation, police believe Melvin Dahn of Waterloo was involved in three crimes. Each of the incidents took place in a neighborhood near Bontrager Park late last month.

On April 20, a Pizza Hut delivery driver reported being robbed by two subjects inside a building at 1315 Ravenwood Road. The victim told police she was pushed to the ground and had money and food stolen from her. Police said one of the assailants lost a hat during the struggle and left it at the scene.

The second incident occurred April 21. Authorities said a Papa Johns delivery driver was robbed as he was leaving 1229 Ravenwood Road. The victim reported that someone grabbed his money bag as he was making change, then fled the area.

In the third incident, officers responded to the robbery of a Marco's Pizza delivery driver at 1257 Ravenwood Road on April 23. Police said the driver was assaulted by someone who claimed the pizza and stole his cell phone.

Dahn was taken into custody this week. Authorities charged him with two counts of first-degree theft in connection with the first two incidents and one count of second-degree robbery in connection with the third incident.

Waterloo police said all three robberies remain under investigation.

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