Robbers steal food from Cape Girardeau delivery man

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cape Girardeau police are investigating a bizarre robbery that occurred Monday night shortly before 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Ellis Street and involved a theft of Chinese food.

The victim, a delivery man for China Star restaurant, was dropping off an order at an address on South Ellis Street when he was attacked by the four men that answered the door at the residence, said Sgt. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

He was beaten with a broom handle, and suffered punches and kicks at the hands of his assailants, Selzer said.

The four men took the Chinese food and a paper delivery menu, but no money, Selzer said.

The victim fled back to the restaurant and contacted police, Selzer said. He later sought medical treatment for his head injuries suffered during the attack.

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