Thieves targeting takeaway delivery men for food

Posted on - 31st January, 2017 - 12:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Ribbleton
Wilmot Road in Ribbleton

PoliceĀ are appealing for information after two takeaway delivery drivers were robbed in Preston on Sunday, January 29.


The first incident occurred at around 1am when a pizza delivery driver went to drop off just over Ā£20 worth of food at an address on Wilmot Road in Ribbleton.

He was accosted by a group of three or four men, grabbed round the neck and threatened to hand over the items.

The group are described as white, in their twenties and were dressed in dark clothing.

Later that night at around 8.30pm, a second theft occurred after another takeaway worker again attended an address on Wilmot Road where he was threatened by a man with a baseball bat and ordered to hand over Ā£50 of food.

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The offender is described as white, of slim build, aged approximately 26 to 27 with black jeans and a dark jacket.

PC 3658 Chris Bryce, from Preston Police, said: ā€œThese poor delivery drivers were only doing their jobs when they were both threatened and one assaulted.

ā€œWe think these two incidents are linked given how similar they are in nature and also given the location.

ā€œIf you have any information about either incident, please get in touch with us by calling 101 quoting crime reference SA1707323.ā€

Alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or online at

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