Chinese delivery driver beaten and robbed

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – It's becoming a little more difficult to get Chinese food delivered in Henrico after someone robbed a driver last night at an apartment complex on Foxhall Lane. The crook got away with the food, a cell phone and cash.

The apartment complex is less than four miles away from Mama Wok Chinese Restaurant. Still some drivers are nervous to deliver to almost any home after one of their drivers was robbed Sunday night.

"Some guy called in order some food," said a Mama Wok manager. They used a fake number then wait for the address. The address has people that live there but they just wait for outside!"

The Mama Wok delivery driver was attacked just before delivering food at the apartment complex. While neighbors are concerned for their safety most weren't shocked after hearing about the incident.

"It has happened before," said one neighbor. "My apartment was broke down a year ago."

And others had their own way to protect themselves.

"Call the police or try to get away as quick as possible," said resident, Jimmy Le.

"Carry that gun," added another neighbor. "They're a legal citizen right? Carry that gun!"

Managers of the restaurant tell us that they will no longer deliver to block or restricted numbers ever since this incident happened. And believe it or not this is the second time one of their delivery drivers has been robbed within just the past three weeks.

"The other time, same thing!" said the store manager. "(They) take the food then rob the money."

In this second incident the driver had been delivering to homes all night. The suspect got away with anywhere from $80-$100 in cash.

There's no word yet if the suspect actually lives in the area. He was last seen wearing a green pullover and a tight black hat. He's described as 6 feet tall, a black male, weighing about 170 pounds. If you have any information about this person contact Crime Stopper at 780-1000.

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