Food Delivery Man Robbed and Carjacked at Gunpoint in Lakewood

lpd tlsA food delivery man was robbed at gunpoint in Lakewood before the suspects made off with his vehicle, Detective Sergeant Greg Stafordsmith says.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Friday night, Officer Jon Pederson responded to Laurel Avenue in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival, he was advised by the victim, a 31 year old Chinese food delivery driver from Hackensak, that he was robbed while making a food delivery for a local restaurant.

The victim stated that he exited his vehicle to deliver approximately $25 worth of food when he was approached by what he describes only as one black and one Hispanic male.

“As he was handing the food over, he observed the black male was now holding a handgun,” Staffordsmith says. “The male then stepped behind the victim and placed him in a choke hold as he held the gun to his side.”

The Hispanic male then told the victim to be quiet as he took the food and an undetermined amount of money from the victim.

“The suspects then ordered the victim to start walking from the area as they entered his Black 2011 Toyota Corolla that was left running at the scene, Staffordsmith says”

The vehicle and suspects were last seen driving east-bound on Laurel Avenue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dsgt. Greg Staffordsmith at 732-363-0200 ext. 5318.


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  1. To – chakira man says: “…Why no plate#?…” The owner of the car probably knew the plate number and told the PD. However, if the PD mentioned the plate number and later someone saw the car, they would have to make an arrest, and that requires filling out paperwork. They don’t get paid enough to do that.

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