LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Police are investigating separate robberies of two Jimmy John's delivery drivers Wednesday in Little Rock.
The first happened about 2 p.m. at Napa Valley Apartments at 501 Napa Valley Drive. James Thomassini-Gietzen, 24, told police he'd arrived with an order and been confronted by a man armed with a black and silver handgun, according to a police report. The man forced Thomassini-Gietzen to get on the ground, then took his cellphone, car keys and wallet containing about $400. The robber threatened to shoot Thomassini-Gietzen if he tried to get up. The robber then fled.
Officers searched the area and found Thomassini-Gietzen's cellphone and car keys, but made no arrests.
The robber is described as black and 5-feet-9. A more detailed description was unavailable.
The second holdup happened about 4:49 p.m. at 1004 Scott St. between East 10th and East 11th streets downtown. Jordan Bueker, 32, said he'd gone to the address with a delivery for "James," according to a police report. Bueker called James when he arrived and James told him to meet on the north side of a building at the address.
Bueker encountered a man outside the building who pulled out a gun, threw Bueker's phone out of reach and forced Bueker to get on the ground, according to the report. The robber took Bueker's wallet and said he would kill Bueker if he got off the ground.
The robber is described as 5-feet-10 and 150 pounds. He wore a black hoodie with a red undershirt and spoke with a lisp. His race was unknown.
No injuries were reported in either robbery.