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Memphis cigarette delivery driver robbed at gunpoint during route

A cigarette delivery driver in Memphis was held at gunpoint while his load of cigarettes was stolen, a theft that occurred on February 16th at the Kwik Stop gas station on Bartlett Road.

What happened: Three men in a blue Ford Escape confronted the driver as he was preparing to unload his delivery. They forced him to remain at gunpoint until they had taken the cigarettes and fled the scene. The entire incident was captured by surveillance cameras.

Law enforcement response: Memphis police have not yet provided a description of the suspects. The department is actively seeking information and has asked those with knowledge of the event to contact CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

  • The delivery driver was unharmed during the robbery, but the thieves remain at large.
  • The blue Ford Escape was last seen heading northbound on Bartlett Road.

Community impact: This type of crime places delivery personnel in precarious situations and underlines the risks associated with transportation and delivery industries in urban environments.

The bigger picture: Truck and delivery drivers face various threats, and incidents like this shed light on the need for increased safety and security measures according to Action News 5.

Memphis authorities remain vigilant as the search for the suspects continues.

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