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Springfield Domino’s delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

The robbery was reported around 11 p.m. when the Domino’s at 1756 S. Limestone St. reported that one of their drivers had been robbed, according to a Springfield police report.

“(The driver) stated that at 10:51 p.m., he received an order from ‘Fred Jones’ at (an address on West Clark Street),” the report says. “The order was for a 40-pieces of hot wings. (The driver) drove to the address and parked his car on the north side of the street across from the address around 11 p.m.”

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He said he got out of his car and knocked on the door. However, he noticed that the house appeared to be unoccupied.

“(The driver) turned around and saw four people near his vehicle in the roadway,” the report says.

He said all the suspects were males and were wearing sweatshirts with hoods over their head. The delivery driver got back into his vehicle but the men were able to stop him from driving away, according to the affidavit.

“(The driver) leaned over to grab the 40-pieces of hot wings and when he turned back to hand those to the male, the male had a handgun pointed at (the driver) and told him to give him his money and his phone, too. (The driver) complied and gave the male his phone.”

The driver then returned to Domino’s where police were called, according to the report.

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The driver told police that two of the suspects stood away from the car while the robbery occurred as if to provide security. The other suspect “was ‘hyping’ up the male with the firearm and appeared to have a larger role than the other two.”

Officers went to check the area but were unable to locate anyone, although a woman told police she saw four males on bikes.

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