WYANDOTTE, Mich. -

A delivery man dropping off merchandise to the Circle K Store in Wyandotte was robbed at gunpoint and forced into the back of his truck on Wednesday.

The driver pulled in the back of the store, located on Goddard Road, to unload when he was confronted by a masked man armed with a handgun, police say.

The robber told the driver to turn around and the suspect struck him in the face and head several times with the gun.

The suspect stole several cartons of cigarettes from the truck before the delivery man was ordered into the back and locked inside.

The armed robber and his getaway driver fled the scene.

The driver was able to free himself and call police. He suffered minor injuries from the gun blows.

Wyandotte police say they believe the robber likely followed the delivery man and watched him as he made previous stops along his route.