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UPDATE: Racine Police arrest suspect after multiple armed robberies of delivery drivers

UPDATE: Racine Police arrest suspect after multiple armed robberies of delivery drivers

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Updated: 11:01 a.m. January 17, 2019

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Racine Police have arrested a suspect after several armed robberies of delivery drivers in December. 

A suspect was identified and on January 7 officers were contacted by Zion, Illinois Police that the suspect was arrested there after committing two more robberies of delivery drivers in their jurisdiction.

The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Donta Gates of Racine, admitted to committing the robberies in Racine and was arrested. Police believe he was the lone suspect in the robberies. 

Anyone with more information on the robberies is asked to call police at 262-635-7756.

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Posted: 9:35 a.m. December 31, 2019

RACINE, Wis. (CBS 58) – Racine Police say the department has responded to several armed robberies of delivery drivers in the last few days.

The department is asking local restaurants to consider new policies where calls from blocked numbers are not eligible for delivery.

During dark hours, police say restaurants should consider requiring customers to pay in advance with credit or debit cards. Additionally, police say drivers should avoid deliveries to homes that appear to be vacant or properties without outside lighting and avoid carrying large quantities of cash.

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