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JPD investigating another delivery driver robbery

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

For the second time in as many days, someone robbed a Jonesboro pizza delivery driver.

A Domino’s worker said he was delivering a pizza to the 300-block of Melrose just after midnight Thursday when a man pulled a gun and robbed him.

The 30-year-old victim said while looking for the correct apartment, a black male in a red flannel shirt and black pants approached him in the parking lot.

The suspect said he knew what apartment the driver was delivering to and said to just follow him, the initial incident report stated.

The victim did not get out of his truck and drove to the next building.

He then called the number used to order the pizza and a woman gave him directions to the apartment.

According to the report, when he knocked on the door, a woman looked out the window and shook her head when he asked if she had ordered the pizza.

As the man turned to go back to his truck, the suspect approached him wearing a white bandana and carrying a black, semi-automatic pistol. The victim told police he thought it was a 9mm Beretta.

The victim said the suspect put the gun to his head and demanded money. He also stuck the gun against the victim’s chest and side, the report stated.

After getting $30 in cash and the pizza, the suspect then ran south between the buildings.

Officer Adam Hampton ran the phone number used to lure the delivery driver to the location through a caller ID app, then confirmed the address through RPC police software.

Hampton and another officer then went to the address and spoke to a woman who said she had a brother matching the physical description of the robbery suspect.

Hampton notified the Criminal Investigation Division and a detective has been assigned to the case.

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