Paragould delivery driver robbed at gunpoint, police investigate

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Pizza delivery drivers in Region 8 are having hard times lately after several drivers have been robbed.

Paragould police are investigating an armed robbery after a suspect robbed a Domino's Pizza driver at gunpoint Friday night.

"About 9:30 p.m. a delivery driver with Domino's Pizza made a delivery to the 600-block of Newton Street," Lieutenant Ken Jackson with the Paragould Police Department said.

The delivery driver went to the home and knocked on the door, but did not get an answer.

The Domino's employee went back to his car and that is where he met the suspect, police said.

"He was approached by an alleged tall, black, slender male wearing a hoodie and something covering his face," Jackson said. "He stuck a handgun in his face and demanded the money. He handed him the money bag and the pizza bag."

The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

Also, two similar incidents happened in Jonesboro within the past month.

On November 8, Region 8 News reported on a Jonesboro Domino's delivery driver that was robbed.

That employee also went to a home for a delivery, knocked on the door and did not get an answer.

He was later approached by a suspect who hit him, took the pizza and money at his vehicle.

On  December 11, three men attempted to rob another Domino's driver in Jonesboro; however, that employee shot at the suspects and they did not get away with any money.

Jackson said on Monday the Paragould Police Department will contact Jonesboro police to see if there is any correlation between the robberies.

"Like I said, if there are similar incidents going on in areas nearby we will check with those officers to determine if they have any leads that may assist us in our case," he said.

According to Paul Holmes, public information officer with JPD, police have not arrested anyone in either case they are investigating.

Anyone with information involving Paragould's armed robbery can contact the police department at (870) 236-7621.

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