PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Providence police are investigating after a pizza delivery driver was nearly robbed at gunpoint just before 3 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the police report obtained by Eyewitness News, the victim told police he was attempting to make a delivery to 22 Gloucester Street and pulled over when he found no such address existed.
The man said he pulled over to call the number on the order, and as he was dialing the suspect knocked on the driver’s side window and displayed a black handgun.
The delivery man’s vehicle was still in drive, allowing him to take off before the suspect could make a move, the report stated.
The driver described the suspect as a light-skinned male standing about 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 200 pounds, and wearing a black ski mask and all-black clothing, including gloves. The driver told police he saw the suspect run through the backyard of 17 Gloucester Street as he drove away.
Police searched the area but were not able to locate the suspect.
Last Thursday, Providence police arrested and charged 26-year-old Jamal Mansaray for three similar crimes that took place in late January and early February. Investigators said they’re still looking for at least two accomplices in those robberies, but it’s not clear if there’s any connection to Tuesday’s incident.
Anyone with information should call the Providence Police Department at (401) 272-3121.