ANNAPOLIS, Md. — On any given day, UPS drivers face the challenge of delivering goods while the clock is ticking, but it all came to a stop when a driver was robbed of packages at the Festival at Riva Shopping Center in Annapolis on Wednesday.
“Unbelievable. I can’t believe it,” said Gladys Downs of Gambrills who shops at the center, “So what’s the world coming to?”
The driver has just dropped off a delivery behind Party City and was heading back to his truck when he was intercepted by a man with bad intent.
“He was approached by an unknown male who displayed a handgun, forced him into the truck, forced down to the ground and called another suspect into the truck to assist him,” said Marc Limansky of the Anne Arundel County Police Department, “They went to the back of the truck… removed a few packages.”
Three or four packages to be exact, and then the suspects fled the scene in a dark-colored, Infiniti sedan and were last seen turning onto Riva Road.
Why the two men would strong arm a delivery driver for random merchandise baffles police.
“They’re using a gun to get something that they don’t know what they’re getting,” said Limansky.
But they raised the stakes way beyond any shoplifting or porch thefts risking lengthy prison sentences in the process.
“And I guess it doesn’t matter to them as long as they get something, but was the person safe?” said Downs, “God bless them. God bless them.”
“If you saw anything out of the ordinary at the shopping center on Wednesday or if you have any information about the robbery, the suspects or their vehicle for that matter, you can call the Anne Arundel County Police at 410-222-4700.