A Domino’s Pizza employee was reportedly robbed at gunpoint by two males Thursday night while making a delivery on the north side of Hope.
According to the driver, this was the third time someone called in a delivery to a false address only to ambush the Dominos driver and rob them.
The driver said while pulling up to the address in the 800 block of E. Beech St. shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday night, one male who was walking the opposite direction, immediately turned and began to follow. The driver reportedly then stopped and made contact with a second male outside the address where they were supposed to make the delivery. The individual reportedly asked about change for $100 and walked off into the dark between some trees briefly after the driver told him they couldn’t. The driver said the male, in a gray hoodie, returned and pulled a handgun, pointing it directly at them while the other male got into the backseat of the vehicle.
The two suspects reportedly took a cup with about $10 in change, the food they ordered, the driver’s cigarettes and phone. They reportedly then threatened the driver before running off to the east down Beech St. and then north on N. Spruce St. The driver then drove quickly out of the area.
Officers from the Hope Police Department and Hempstead County Deputies responded to Beech St. and made contact with the driver. A search of the area began while Sgt. Ghormley interviewed the driver.
Officers were apparently able to locate stolen items at an apartment at Hopewell Loop on East Berry St. Officers and deputies searched the area but what was recovered cannot be confirmed at this time.
The robbery is still under investigation. According to Assistant Chief Kim Tomlin, there have not been any arrests at this time.
The suspect who pulled the gun on the driver was reportedly wearing a gray hoodie. The second suspect was reportedly wearing a white hoodie with possibly red markings on it.
If you have any information, contact the Hope Police Department at 870-777-3434.