Police warning restaurants about keeping deliverymen safe
Norwalk police Monday are advising all restaurants that deliver food to take precautions after the shooting and carjacking of a deliveryman over the weekend.
They say suspects in the case over the weekend called a Chinese food restaurant requesting a delivery to an address that ended up being fake.
News 12 is told the deliveryman was given a fake address, and when he called the number on the order, he was told to bring the food to a nearby car. When he arrived, three men with masks got out of the car, shot him twice, and took the cash and food. One of the suspects then drove off in his delivery car.
Police say the victim was shot in his hand and leg. He was released from the hospital Sunday. Meanwhile, police continue to search for the people behind the attack.
Police tell News 12 they believe this incident is connected to another one that occurred about a week ago.
Authorities suggest all places that deliver food should verify that both the address and the order are real. They also advise against making deliveries to cars.
Police say the delivery driver's stolen car is a black 2011 Toyota Camry with a New York license plate, number FBK2207.
They ask anyone with information to contact them.