Bandits target Reading delivery trucks

January 18, 2008 6:01:17 AM PST
Police in Reading are telling drivers of delivery trucks to beware. Two more drivers were robbed on Thursday, bringing the total to three this week and six in the last month.

One driver, Scott Machemer, says someone put a gun to his side and demanded cash on Thursday. And Scott Machemer, a driver for Clover Farms, was held up at gunpoint while making a delivery to a store.

Machemer is the third Clover Farms driver to have been robbed on the job. In December, police say, another Clover Farms driver was beaten and robbed.

Two snack food delivery drivers were also robbed about an hour apart.

Police are investigating and say they are also working with the companies to help make the drivers less of a target.


Information from: WFMZ-TV,