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Several men assault, rob female driver of pizza and cash

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Posted at 11:02 PM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 18:53:38-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond police responded to the 1100 block of Eggleston Street, around 9:30 p.m., for a robbery on Thursday.

Once on the scene an adult female pizza delivery driver told police she had been robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash and a pizza, said Captain Snawder.

Zeke Kelderman had just pulled into his street when the victim came up to him.

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"Before I even got my car turned off I was just parked and a car pulls next to me and rolls down her window and she had been saying she had been robbed," said Kelderman.

The victim told police that two or three men  displayed what appeared to be a handgun and then assaulted her by punching and kicking her.

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Neighbors told CBS 6 that the woman was delivering a pizza to a house on Eggleston that was vacant, so they fear she may have been set up.

"It's definitely setting up an element where people are vulnerable to whatever happens," said James Slade, who has lived on the street for over 20 years.

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the assault.

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"It makes it scary for someone to do their job and they're just trying to bring some money home," said Kelderman, "I hope that doesn't happen to anybody, that's not fair to her."

The suspects were described as two or three males in their early 20s. One was wearing a black T-shirt and a gray sweatshirt with a hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.