It was a frightening night for a Chinese food delivery driver, attempting to drop off a large order in South Richmond.
Police say he was robbed at gun-point, and his relatives and co-workers suspect he was set up.
The nephew of a Lucky Chinese delivery driver says he's still in shock after his uncle was pistol whipped while dropping off an order.
"That was crazy," said Yu. "He was hurt and dizzy right now. He's at home taking a rest."
For his own protection, Yu did not want to be identified. He says when his uncle arrived around 9:30 Saturday night, the two men inside a Burtwood Lane home put a gun to his head and demanded money.
"It is terrifying," Yu added. "He said, if you don't give me the money, I'll shoot you. All my uncle could do is give him the money."
The suspects got away with $75 and car keys then ran off towards Titus Road.
Yu's uncle says both men were wearing black. One appeared to be about 16 the other in his mid-twenties. Yu says the men inside didn't live at the home, that they broke in. He says his father was robbed while delivering food on Burtwood Lane last year.
"My dad said it was probably the same two guys who robbed my uncle last night," Yu noted.
Yu believes his uncle was lured in. Less than two weeks ago, another man was robbed while delivering food from Ho-Wah Chinese restaurant to Midlothian Village Apartments. After the recent crimes, Lucky Chinese is taking safety measures. One is not delivering after sunset.
Before even getting out of their car to deliver the food, employees are even considering calling customers to ask that they open their front doors so they know what they're getting into before they even walk up.
"If not we will just go straight home and not deliver," Yu added.
Yu says Lucky Chinese opened its doors ten years ago, it's been robbed about six times, and delivery drivers have been about half that. He says however, Saturday night's scare is every reason to be on guard so they're not caught off guard.
Police have no suspects in custody. Anyone with information that could help lead police to an arrest can call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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