DANVILLE — An armed robbery of one business and an attempt of another left employees fearing for their lives in Danville Tuesday evening.
Police responded to the first incident at 8:33 p.m. in the 700 block of Cleveland to a call of an attempted armed robbery, according to a press release from Comm. Joshua Webb of the Danville Police Department. Officers contacted the victim — a Green Jade delivery driver — who said he was delivering a food order when he was approached by three male, black subjects.
All three were wearing dark clothing.
One of the men displayed a handgun and demanded money. When the victim attempted to flee, he heard a gunshot and the window of his vehicle shatter.
No items were taken, however, the victim suffered a laceration to his hand.
At 9:41 p.m., police then responded to Casey’s General Store, 845 E. Voorhees, for an armed robbery that had just occurred.
Several employees said a man entered the store and appeared to be armed with a handgun. He took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled on foot.
He was last seen running north from the area.
The suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue pants and a ski mask over his face.
There were no injuries reported.
“At this time there is nothing to indicate these incidents are related,” Webb said in the release. “The investigation into these incidents continues and no other information is being released at this time.”
Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to call Danville police at (217) 431-2250 or Vermilion County Crime Stoppers at (217) 446-TIPS.