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Fayetteville delivery driver assaulted in latest robbery

Attacked reported in latest robbery of Fayetteville delivery drivers
Posted 2012-08-27T16:10:55+00:00 - Updated 2012-08-27T16:33:57+00:00

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.