Police are investigating a report of a Chinese food delivery driver being held up at gunpoint on a Brick Township street Wednesday night at about 9:30 p.m.
Brick police officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Sandra Place, a condominium complex off Lanes Mill Road, after receiving a 9-1-1 call from the delivery man, who said he was delivering an order of food to an address on the street, but was told by the people who lived there that no order had been placed, Sgt. Henry Drew said.
As the driver was walking back to his car, two men, both described as being black, approximately 20 years old, one wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and the other wearing a dark hooded sweat jacket with the hood up, approached him and asked if he was delivering food, Drew said. When the delivery driver replied that he was, Drew said, one of the men walked over to a vehicle that was parked near the delivery vehicle while the other was holding what the victim believed was a handgun.
Feeling nervous, the delivery driver ran away from the suspects, Drew said. He told police that, at that point, one of the suspects yelled, “stop or I’ll shoot.”
The victim ultimate was able to call police from a cell phone as the men fled.
Officers, with the help of a K9, searched the area but were not able to locate the suspects.
Anyone who believes that they may have witnessed anything regarding the incident is being asked to contact Detective Gregory Mullarkey, who is handling the investigation, at 732-262-1122. They can also contact the Brick Police directly at 732-262-1100.