by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Sandy Springs police issued a warning to
fast-food delivery drivers after a string of armed robberies. Police believe the four cases are related and have stepped up patrols on the north side of the city.
The victim told Petchenik he had come to an apartment off Colquitt Road in late May to make a delivery when three teenagers approached with a gun and robbed him.
"With the economy, people don't have money," he said.
Christopher Handlee, a chef at a local restaurant, told Petchenik he helped a friend who was robbed during a delivery just a few days prior.
"He came running across the road and said he needed to borrow my phone because he had just been robbed," Handlee said. "He was pretty shaken up."
Sandy Springs police Capt. Steve Rose
"We've got some leads on these guys and making some progress on it, but we're really urging safety for these drivers," Rose said.
Rose said if restaurant managers have concerns about a delivery call, they should contact police and look at
"If there's any fear at all, we're asking them to go to a public place and make the exchange," he said.