Roanoke Rapids police Chief Hasty said investigators believe the order was placed for the purpose of robbing the driver.
In a statement Hasty said police were called to scene around 11:30 p.m.
The driver told responding officers while trying to find the residence they were approached by three men who produced a handgun and demanded money.
The driver complied and the three men ran towards Duke Street.
The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office provided a canine to attempt tracking the suspects.
They were dressed in dark clothing.
The men are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Investigator G.L. Williams at 252-533-2821 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.