ALAMEDA -- Two robbers used their cars to box in a restaurant delivery driver as he was leaving a stop on Bay Street early Saturday morning, before one suspect got out and confronted the driver at gunpoint, police said.
The 26-year-old victim, who works for an Asian restaurant in Oakland, was not hurt during the robbery.
The man told police that he had just finished a delivery in the 1500 block of Bay Street about 1 a.m. when a black, older model Honda Civic pulled in front of him, forcing him to stop. A second vehicle blocked him from behind.
The Honda's driver got out and ordered the restaurant worker to exit his car. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, then searched the victim's car and stole cash, Alameda police Lt. Ted Horlbeck said.
The victim described the robber as about 20 years old, 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He could not provide details about the vehicle that blocked him from the rear, or its driver.
After the robbery, the suspect returned to the Honda, which was last seen turning onto Santa Clara Avenue from Bay Street. The other car sped off down Bay Street and turned onto Lincoln Avenue, police said. Investigators did not disclose the amount of money stolen.
The robbery occurred just three blocks from where a driver with Domino's Pizza was robbed by two men at gunpoint the night of May 27. But investigators said so far they have no evidence linking the most recent incident with the earlier robbery, which occurred at Benton Street and Santa Clara Avenue.
Alameda police are also investigating a report that two men robbed two women at gunpoint on June 12 in the 300 block of Hollister Avenue.
One woman, 22, who lives in Alameda, was walking her 25-year-old friend to her vehicle when the men confronted them about 12:20 a.m.
One man grabbed the younger woman's purse, knocking her to the ground, Horlbeck said. The second man pointed a handgun at the other woman, who lives in Oakland, and searched her jacket pockets before making off with her cell phone, keys and cigarettes.
The women were not hurt and the men fled the neighborhood on foot.
Alameda police ask anyone with information on any recent robberies to call 510-337-8340.
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