Police investigate armed holdups of food delivery men on Topliff Street

The Boston Police Department reports delivery men for two separate Chinese restaurants were held up on the same street last week.

Around 1:40 p.m. on May 1, a delivery worker for Hong Kong Chef on Dorchester Avenue was held up at knifepoint while making a delivery to 47 Topliff St., police say. The victim said three black men, one armed with a knife, got off the porch at 43 Topliff St. to rob him of his phone and money.

Around 10:30 p.m. on May 3, police say, a man making a delivery for China Station managed to fend off three teens who tried to hold him up at 50 Topliff St.

The driver stated one of the male suspects was observed grabbing what appeared to be a black firearm from his waistband. One of the other suspects asked the victim for the money he was carrying. All suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction without the food or money.

Two of the suspects were described as black teens, both about 5'9" to 5'11," police say.

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