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The driver told police he was on his way back to the restaurant when he was involved in a minor traffic accident near 83rd Street and Lamon Avenue just before 9 p.m.
When the delivery driver exited his car to check for damage, he was confronted by two men from the other car who threatened him with a revolver and demanded all his money, according to Division Chief Mike Dudlo of the Burbank Police Department.
Dudlo said the delivery driver, a 46-year-old Markham resident, gave the men an undisclosed amount of cash and was not injured during the robbery.
The delivery driver described the two suspects as black males and told police they were driving a silver Grand Prix without license plates. The vehicle was last seen northbound on Lamon Avenue.
The driver made several deliveries prior to the fender bender and told police he did not believe he was being followed.
Dudlo said he believed the accident “was by design” and the victim was targeted.
Staged accidents, often described as “bump and robs,” are a common technique used in roadside robberies in which criminals purposely hit a victim’s car in order to get them to stop and exit their vehicle.
Dudlo said Burbank detectives are reviewing nearby surveillance video in an effort to identify the suspects.