April 19, 2014

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Deliveryman robbed of $400 in Elyria

ELYRIA – A deliveryman was robbed of $400 at gunpoint Thursday evening while delivering food to the Midview Crossing apartments in the 1800 block of Middle Ave.

China Wok took a food order around 6:15 p.m. for an apartment in M building, but when the 38-year-old deliveryman arrived, he was confronted by three men wearing black coats and stocking caps, police said.

Deliveryman Ai Qiu Lin told police one of the males pointed a black handgun at him and demanded his money.

Lin gave the robbers $400 and ran from the area.

The deliveryman told security at the front gate what had happened. The guard at the complex told police he spotted a 17-year-old girl, often mistaken for a male because of her short hair, wearing a black coat and black stocking cap just after the incident near M building.

The security guard told police the girl and an unknown male jumped the fence and ran away when they spotted him.

Contact Alicia Castelli at 329-7144 or acastelli@chroniclet.com.