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Food delivery people on alert after string of robberies

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Something just wasn't right Friday night.

Oscar Orellana, a manager at Harrisburg's Monte Carlo Pizza, made the drive from the pizza shop on South Cameron Street to the 2000 block of Briggs Street.

Orellana said he jumped out of his car, went to grab the pizzas and then realized someone was pointing a gun at him.

"I feel the gun on the right side...of my body and they ask me give them everything," Orellana said.

Orellana said two men with handguns confronted him and pushed him against the car. He said the two suspects took $60, his cell phone and two pizzas. Orellana wasn't harmed.

Harrisburg police are also investigating three other gunpoint robberies involving food delivery men over the weekend.

"It wasn't like the last time," Orellana, who has been robbed in the past, said.  "The last time it was a knife at my throat and gun to my head."

Orellana, 46, said he still isn't afraid to deliver food.

He said his mother passed away over a week ago, and he believes she is now watching over him from above.

"I am pretty sure someone was protecting me and it was her," Orellana said.  "Thanks, mom."

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