Clarksville food delivery driver lured, robbed at gunpoint - WKRN News 2

Clarksville food delivery driver lured, robbed at gunpoint

Posted: Updated: Jan 22, 2013 09:31 PM
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

Clarksville police are searching for a gunman who robbed a Chinese food delivery driver after the driver tried to deliver food to a 9th Street address, Monday night.

The address was a fake and the delivery driver asked to meet the customer at the corner of Kellogg Street and Farris Drive to complete the delivery.

At that time a gunman approached the delivery driver and indicated he had a weapon.

According to the police report, the person held his arm straight out with his sleeve pulled over his hand with what the driver believed to be a pistol.

The driver told police that the man pushed him in the chest with the item and it felt metallic and square like a pistol.

The gunman demanded the $70 worth of food, the driver's cell phone and close to $200 the driver had in delivery money.

The delivery driver had a co-worker with him who was in the car out of sight from the gunman.

She called 911 to report the robbery as it was happening.

She talked to Nashville's News 2, but wanted her identity hidden because the gunman has not been arrested. The name of the restaurant is also not being used to further protect the victims' identities.

"When he got up to the side of the car we realized there was a gun pointed towards him," she said.

The driver said she makes several deliveries a day and has never had an issue before.

"You don't prepare for getting robbed," she said. "I honestly didn't know what to do so I locked my doors and got my phone to call 911."

She continued, "I didn't want to show the light on the phone because the guy wasn't aware I was in the car."

The driver said she and her co-worker went as a pair because the area is one where drivers are concerned about safety.

The corner where they met the customer is well lit and has two businesses adjacent to the parking lot where the robbery took place.

"If I had gone by myself as a female it could have gone in a complete other direction," the driver said. "If the other driver had put up a fight he could have gotten shot."

The drivers returned to work immediately, though the incident has left them both shaken.

"I have been really jumpy. I couldn't really sleep at all," the driver said. "I took two more deliveries today and just approaching people's houses had me shaking."

The suspect is described as a black male around five feet, six inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a sweat shirt and a flat billed cap.

He possibly lives in the 9th Street area of Clarksville.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to call Clarksville police at 931-645-7477.

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