Two teenagers used a knife to rob an 18-year-old pizza delivery driver of $20, a cellphone and fast food, before hitting him on the back of the head and fleeing.
The Pizza Hut, Karamu Rd employee was making a delivery in the Hastings suburb of Camberley when the boys robbed him at knifepoint about 8pm on Sunday night.
Hastings Police Detective Senior Sergeant Dave de Lange said the boys were traced by sniffer dogs to the park, and apprehended by police soon after.
He said they were referred to Youth Aid and appeared in Hastings Youth Court yesterday.
Pizza Hut general manager, Arif Khan said the driver was "accosted" outside the address he was delivering to.
"He was threatened with a knife, robbed of the pizzas he was delivering to the value of $55.60 and of his float of $20," he said. "The attacker hit the driver on the back of the head and ran away."
Police cars were seen patrolling the Camberley suburb for some time after the incident, with one car shining headlights on to a nearby park.
Mr Kahn said the incident was of serious concern to the Restaurant Brands company.
"We are very concerned for the driver who, while shaken, is thankfully not badly hurt. After receiving medical assistance last night, he is now recovering at home and has been offered counselling, as have the other drivers.
"The safety and security of Pizza Hut drivers is paramount and we provide our drivers with training and clear guidelines on how to keep safe. It is also our policy to carry only a minimal float of $20 at any one time.
"We will be encouraging our drivers in the area to be extra vigilant as a result of this incident."
Further details from police were unavailable yesterday. Youth Court matters are automatically suppressed by the court to protect young offenders.