GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police said they are investigating a robbery and an attempted robbery that both occurred Friday night in Greensboro.
Authorities said a 22-year-old male returned to his apartment at 5405 Friendly Manor Drive around 10 p.m. when two men approached him demanding money, one with a gun.
Police said a struggle ensued and a third suspect got out of a newer white Nissan Maxima and assaulted the victim.
Officials said the suspects took an undisclosed amount of property from the victim and left in the Maxima, which had a partial Florida registration of 787.
Complete descriptions of the suspects were not released.
The attempted robbery involved a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver who told police he was making a delivery to 912 E. Cone Boulevard around 11 p.m. when someone tried robbing him.
He said he was in a parking lot when the suspect pulled out what appeared to be a gun and demanded money. The driver said he drove off without giving the suspect any money.
The suspect is described as a black male, 18-34 years old, 6’2” and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black sweat pants.
Greensboro Police Officer Hewlett said food delivery drivers can become targets for robbers because they are more prone to carrying extra cash.
Customers can help by keeping their front porch area well lit after placing an order.
"Sometimes it's better to be safe and call and have the person come out an meet you at the car to make a delivery than to go up into an unlit stairwell or darkened area," Hewlett said.
Police said both investigations are ongoing. Authorities did not say if the incidences are believed to be related.
Anyone with any information can call the Greensboro Police Department Crime Stoppers at 373-1000.