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Spike in Robberies of Chinese Food Delivery Drivers

World Journal, Posted: Sep 17, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. -- A series of robberies of Chinese food delivery drivers in the Richmond, Va. area has Chinese restaurants on alert, reports the World Journal. Law enforcement officials met with more than 30 members of the region's Asian American community Sept. 14 to discuss how to respond to the spike in robberies. Richmond Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood described it as a "crime of opportunity" rather than one of cultural bias. Other representatives at the meeting suggested rethinking business practices at Asian restaurant owners, such as using caller ID service and calling customers back to confirm customer their identity. Angela Chiang of the Central Virginia chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans said police should provide merchants with specific crime-prevention steps that can be passed on to delivery drivers. Solving some of the unsolved robberies would also help decrease the perception that Asian Americans are easy targets, she said.

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