Freaky Bad Delivery: Jimmy John's Employee Robbed in Fenton

Man acting as customer grabs gold bracelet off wrist of delivery person and runs away.

While Jimmy John’s boasts freaky fast service from America’s favorite sandwich delivery guys, once recent delivery in Fenton didn’t go according to plan.

Fenton Police Chief Rick Aro said a Jimmy John’s employee was delivering a sandwich order when the customer stole a gold bracelet from his wrist and fled on foot.

Aro said the employee delivered the sandwich to a customer behind a business on the 3900 block of Owen Road at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 24. After a conversation about the method of payment, the customer reached out to hand money to the employee, then ripped a $300, 14-carat gold bracelet from the employee’s wrist and ran south into some nearby trees, according to the report.

Aro said the Jimmy John’s employee told police that the man was wearing green cargo shorts and hooded sweatshirt. The employee reported the man kept the hood over his head and handkerchief over his face, saying he had a cold.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect, but did find a witness who reported that he saw a man matching the description enter a white Honda and drive away.

Police have no suspects and will continue the investigation.

For questions about this blotter, email Jason Alexander.

NotLazy October 26, 2012 at 03:33 PM
This smells like bad tuna....
Mary Ann Podjun October 26, 2012 at 04:21 PM
This is the mother of the employee who was victimized. I'd just like to add that the gold bracelet has a worth much higher than mentioned in this article. It was a gift that my husband gave his father for Christmas back in 86. At the time the bracelet was an $800.00 purchase, making it's worth in today's gold market more near the possible $2,000.00 area? My husband gave the bracelet to our eldest son some time after his father passed away, and our son has worn the bracelet in remembrance of his grandfather every since. Wearing the bracelet during work is most likely not the best choice, but a thief snatching a piece of jewelry off someone's body is a far lesser choice. We feel certain we'll never see this bracelet again; it's most likely been pawned already and the common criminal is stoned out of his mind somewhere due to it's worth. My husband and I would like to thank the Fenton Police for their rapid response, and I personally feel there could be some sort of warning in this incident for all delivery people in the community at this time in the economic condition of Genesee and surrounding counties, and at this time of year coming into the holidays. Thank you, Mary Ann Podjun


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