Delivery driver’s car stolen after false delivery in Chesapeake

Posted at 10:42 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 23:13:00-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A delivery driver's car was stolen while dropping off food in a local neighborhood.

Around 7 p.m., Chesapeake Police say a delivery driver went to make a delivery along Tekoa Road. When the driver was out of the car, someone jumped in and drove off.

A man living on Tekoa Road tells NewsChannel 3 that he never ordered any food, but the woman delivery driver rang his doorbell to drop off the order.

Police say it was a false delivery.

"The individual that did it used my address, called in an order," says Garland Futrell. "I'm very concerned about it, of all the houses out here, why would they pick this particular one?"

NewsChannel 3 spoke with a driver at the Chinatown along East Berkley Avenue in Norfolk.

A woman there says it was her car that was stolen.

She says when she got to Futrell's home, the light was on, so she thought she would be safe to park close and leave the keys in the car while she delivered the food. However, as soon as she turned around, someone was in her front seat.

Police say the driver was hit by the car, but she had non-life threatening injuries. They are still looking for the suspect that took her car and drove off.