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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A pizza delivery man was gunned down on the job Tuesday. Police continue to search for suspects after the ambush-style attack in Overbrook Park.
Thirty-year-old Bobby Jenkins, from Ardmore, was killed and now his family is at a loss for words.
Kwatrelle Blocker will remember his cousin, Jenkins, as a decent man looking to make some extra money delivering pizzas.
“Me and him, we got a connection, with that gone, it’s tough for me, for everybody, for me it’s bad,” Blocker said.
Jenkins, on Tuesday night, was fatally shot once in the chest after police say he was lured to a vacant home on the 7600 block of Woodcrest Avenue and robbed.
George Economo, owner of Stacy’s Pizza said Jenkins just started working for him.
“The kid came here a couple weeks ago, asked for a job, I tried to give him some days,” Economo said. “He was a very nice guy, actually. I said, ‘Bob, you’re a very good guy, if you need more days, I’ll give you more days.'”
Police say the fatal hold-up has key similarities to another robbery. The delivery driver in that case was not hurt.
“There was an additional robbery of a delivery person on Sunday, Feb. 17, 9 p.m. at 652 North Brooklyn Street in the 16th District, which bears a strong resemblance to this incident,” Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit captain Jason Smith said.
Chloe Saunders knew Jenkins about as well as anybody.
“This is a 20-year friendship and he’s daily part of my life,” Saunders said.
She said he was always there for her.
“He’s trying to make some extra money to start his own business and three weeks shy, it was taken away from him,” Saunders said. “It’s unfortunate you can’t feel safe in your own neighborhoods.”
Police say Jenkins was robbed, but would not say what was taken.
They would also not comment on whether they were able to obtain any surveillance video from the neighborhood.
So far, no arrests have been made.