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Four arrested in armed robberies of two delivery drivers

Posted February 16, 2011 9:15 p.m. EST
Updated February 17, 2011 8:58 a.m. EST

— Raleigh police arrested four men Wednesday in connection with two armed robberies of restaurant delivery drivers last weekend.

On Feb. 12, police say, three men robbed a Papa John's delivery driver around 2 a.m. One man caught the victim's attention outside as he was making a delivery at 2827 Club Plaza Road, then pulled out a gun and demanded the victim turn over the food. Two other men assisted in the robbery, police said.

They forced the victim to remove his pants and searched his vehicle, then fled the scene with the food and the victim's personal belongings.

Police believe one of the men involved in that robbery worked with a different man to rob a Shanghai Express delivery worker the next night. 

Around 9:35 p.m., a Shanghai Express employee was making a delivery at 853 Postell St. when a man pulled a gun on him and demanded that he place everything on the ground, authorities said. Another man appeared, and they again forced the victim to remove his pants and rifled through his car. 

The two men tried to put the victim into the trunk of the car, but when he refused, they took his wallet, cell phone and keys and fled the scene on foot toward Rock Quarry Road, police said.

A search warrant that turned up stolen goods implicated the four men, police said.

Police did not release the names of the men they arrested. No other information was available.