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Fayetteville delivery driver assaulted in latest robbery

Posted August 27, 2012

— The robbery of a Chinese food delivery driver over the weekend marks the sixth such crime in Fayetteville in recent months.

Police said Monday that three men physically assaulted and robbed the China Wok driver who was making a delivery to the 5400 block of Wichita Drive around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Five other robberies involving delivery drivers have been reported since June – one in June and the others this month – but Saturday's case is the only one in which the driver reported being physically assaulted and having a vehicle stolen.

In each of the other cases, according to police, the robber or robbers only stole cash, food and cellphones.

A weapon – either a knife or gun – was also involved in each of the previous robberies, but investigators did not say whether a weapon was involved in the one over the weekend.

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483- 8477.


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  • gabewilliams12 Aug 28, 2012

    The resturants need to stop delivering in that area. It is so simple even a kid can figure it out. Why is there not a discription of who is doing it?

  • gunny462 Aug 27, 2012

    Just some entitlement people getting their fair share, nothing here, move along.

  • somey Aug 27, 2012

    Wonder what these perps look like? I guess we will never know;0)

  • JohnnyVoodoo Aug 27, 2012

    WRAL doesn't have to try and concel the descriptions of the suspects. I think we all know what their descriptions are. In other words, same story, same cast of characters.

  • garnertoy Aug 27, 2012

    if i was the restaurants I wouldnt deliver in these areas

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 27, 2012

    This really sad, but not as sad as the request of help when they refuse to put out a description of these guys doing this.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Aug 27, 2012

    Really...who would deliver tonWichita Street at 1030 pm? I would stop deliveries altogether. Make them driveups..like Little Ceasars.

  • ncmedic201 Aug 27, 2012

    Attacked reported?? Who edits this stuff?

  • IvoteObama2012 Aug 27, 2012

    They need to start packing or stop delivering. It's bad that a few useless individuals make the delivery business like this!

  • daisy Aug 27, 2012

    I hate to hear this :( These guys are out there working hard by driving all over town for low wages and now they have to worry about being attacked. I hope they catch these creeps.

    Punishment should be hard labor in the fields that produce the ingredients for the pizzas and chinese food. Maybe then they would think twice about calling a delivery guy.