Santa Cruz pizza delivery man held up at knife-point; suspect was injured at shooting last month
By Jennifer Squires
Posted: 11/17/2009 09:19:43 AM PST
Updated: 11/17/2009 09:19:44 AM PST
SANTA CRUZ — A man shot during an alleged drug deal gone bad last month was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of robbing a pizza delivery man at knife-point.
The pizza man, a 26-year-old Santa Cruz resident, told officers he had just delivered a pizza on the 400 block of Cliff Street when a man approached him and asked for a cigarette around 10:15 p.m. The pizza man said he didn't have one and had started to get into his vehicle when the other man put a knife against his back and demanded money, according to police.
The pizza man gave the robber a small amount of money and the robber fled, police reported.
About 30 minutes later, a Santa Cruz police gang investigator spotted a man on Pacific Avenue near Maple Street who matched the description of the robber and stopped him, police reported. Jose Luis Mora Sedano, also known as Jose Mora, had a folding knife in his pocket, police said.
Sedano and another man were shot on lower Pacific Avenue during an apparent botched drug deal on Oct. 28, police reported. Sedano, a 24-year-old Santa Cruz resident, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
No arrests were made in the double-shooting.
Sunday, Sedano was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, possessing a dangerous weapon and a drug-related warrant. His bail was set at $55,000, according to jail records.