Papa John’s driver robbed at gunpoint

The robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Papa John’s restaurant in Prospect Park early Thursday morning.

Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26.

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Minneapolis Police drive downtown on Tuesday, June 26.

Kelly Busche

A Papa John’s delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint in the restaurant’s parking lot early Thursday morning in Prospect Park.

Minneapolis police responded to a robbery at the restaurant, located at 2639 University Ave. SE., around 2:00 a.m. Thursday. The suspects also attempted to steal the driver’s car but were unable to start the engine.

Suspects were not present when officials arrived. 

A general manager with the restaurant said two “younger kids” approached the driver, who was returning from a delivery, and robbed him — taking his phone, wallet and car keys. Unable to start the car, they left it in the parking lot. 

A manager and one other delivery driver were working at the time of the robbery, according to the manager.