A Pekin man walking in a South Peoria neighborhood Thursday evening was robbed of his coat and $5 in cash at gunpoint.
The 35-year-old victim was walking in the 2900 block of West Nevada Street at about 5:40 p.m. when two men reportedly approached him and asked him if he wanted to buy drugs.
He refused the drugs, and the men demanded he give them his coat, according to police reports. When he told them no, one reportedly pulled a gun and again demanded the victim’s coat and money.
He gave the men $5 in cash and his coat before they each punched him seven or eight times and discussed which one was going to kill him, he told police. The man eventually broke free and ran. He was later treated for minor injuries at Pekin Hospital.
An Avanti’s delivery driver was robbed by two men Saturday night in the East Bluff.
The 26-year-old man was sent to 1904 N. Indiana Ave. to drop off an order. When he arrived in the area about 7 p.m., he was unable to find the address, which was because it didn’t exist, police later told him.
He called the number given with the order and the man on the line told him to go to another address in the 1900 block of Indiana Avenue, according to a police report. He didn’t see anyone approach the door at the home, and while waiting by his car, two men came from behind the residence and pointed a gun at him. One said, “Give me what you got,” the report stated.
The delivery man gave them an unknown amount of money from his pocket, and they also took money from inside his car, the report stated. Then, they ran east in an alley east of Nebraska Avenue.