METHUEN — A delivery man for a local Chinese restaurant was held up at gunpoint early this morning by two men who got away with $50 to $60, police said.

At 1:05 a.m. Emanuel Ortega, 24, a driver for Peking Garden, 261 Lawrence St., Lawrence, went to drop off food at 52 Carleton St.

When he went to the address, he realized the address did not exist, but he saw a man waving to him from the driveway of 39 Carleton St.

The man, described as a light-skinned Hispanic or white male under 5-feet, 8-inches tall wearing a red shirt or red pants, approached the delivery car and told Ortega his friend had made a mistake about the address.

As the driver was giving the man the food, another man from behind the vehicle wearing a gray mask, a long-sleeve shirt and shorts and standing a little over 5-feet, 8-inches, pulled out a small, silver handgun and pointed it at the driver's chest, demanding money.

The driver complied, handing over about $50 to $60, according to Sgt. Steve Debs of the Methuen police department.

Together, the men ran toward Brown Street and the driver called police. The armed robbery is under investigation and detectives have been notified, Debs said. There are no suspects at this time.

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