Saturday, 2:15 PM
By John C. Drake, Globe Staff
A Globe delivery truck driver was assaulted this morning in the South End, according to police and Globe officials.
The driver, William Connell Jr., who has worked for the Globe for more than 30 years, was sorting change in the back of his truck around 10 a.m. at Harrison Avenue and East Lenox Street when two men displayed a gun and demanded money.
Police said a gun was fired during the incident, but Connell was not shot. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, police said.
Police said the assailants fled with an undisclosed amount of money, including coins.
Globe drivers are responsible for collecting coins from newspaper vending machines and bringing them back to the Globe, said Bob Powers, a Globe spokesman.
In March 2008, a Globe delivery truck driver was robbed in Hyde Park while dropping off papers at a Stop & Shop Supermarket. In that incident, the assailants showed a handgun, demanded money and then bound his hands and feet with plastic restraints after he gave them a small amount of cash. The driver was not injured.