Roanoke Police report a second robbery of a food delivery driver in recent weeks at an apartment complex between Wasena and Grandin Village. Police say two men confronted the driver yesterday afternoon on the 1500 block of Bluemont Avenue; one showed a knife, and they ran off with the food. It’s similar to the robbery of a pizza delivery driver on the same block in mid-July. Here is the full Roanoke Police news release:
On August 20, 2014 at 1:51 p.m. Roanoke Police were called to the 1500 block of Bluemont Avenue SW to investigate a report of a robbery. The victim, a food delivery driver, told officers he was attempting to deliver food when he was approached by two black males. One suspect brandished a knife and took the food. The victim was not hurt. The suspects ran away on foot. The victim told officers the suspects concealed their faces with bandanas. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500. Tips are anonymous and rewards are offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved.
Here is the Roanoke Police news release from July 17th:
On July 16, 2014 at approximately 11 p.m., Roanoke Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of Bluemont Avenue SW to investigate a report of a robbery. The victim, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, told officers that he arrived at the location about a short time earlier to deliver a pizza. Inside the breezeway of the location, the victim told officers that three suspects surrounded him as he was on his way to deliver the pizza.One of the suspects threatened the victim with a knife, demanding money and other items. The victim complied with the suspect’s demands and all three suspects left out of the back of the breezeway. The victim was not physically harmed.