Danville police looking into armed robberies of two delivery drivers

Danville police looking into armed robberies of two delivery drivers

DANVILLE — Police are investigating the armed robberies of two local delivery drivers on Tuesday.

Cmdr. Josh Webb said police were first called at 9:42 p.m. to the to Jimmy John's at 306 W. Fairchild St.

An employee told police he was robbed while making a delivery in the 0-100 block of Center Street. After he exited his vehicle, he said, a man who was wearing a red hoodie and had a black handgun approached him and demanded money and the food, but took only the food before running away.

The man was last seen running east toward Jackson Street.

Later at 10:45 p.m., police were called to the 1200 block of Sherman Street for an incident involving a Domino's Pizza driver.

Webb said the driver told police she was attempting to deliver a pizza when she was robbed by a man who also was wearing a red hoodie and had a black handgun. The woman told police the man took an undisclosed amount of cash and the pizza before running southwest toward Sheridan Street.

No injuries were reported during the armed robberies, Webb said. He did not say whether the incidents are related. Anyone with any information on the incidents is asked to call Danville police at 217-431-2250 or, if wishing to remain anonymous, Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at 217-446-8477.

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