Saturday 30 May, 2020

73-year-old good Samaritan robbed by hitchhiker

A 73-year-old man who decided to be kind and pick up a hitchhiker was robbed at gunpoint by the individuals

The victim told police that at about 2 pm Wednesday, he was driving his burgundy Nissan Almera along Wellington Road, Debe, when he saw a man at the side of the road.

The 73-year-old stopped, and the man asked for a drop which the victim obliged to.

The man sat in the back seat of the car and upon reaching the vicinity of the Debe Housing Development, the suspect pulled out a firearm and placed it at the old man's neck.

He announced a hold-up and took the victim's cash and valuables, which had a total value of over $2,500.

The assailant then took the pensioner's car, valued at $45,000, and escaped.

The old man, who was unharmed, raised an alarm and the police were notified.

Officers recovered the vehicle abandoned along Arena Road, Freeport.

The vehicle was seized and is expected to be dusted for fingerprints.

Cpl Nanan is continuing inquiries.

More on this as it becomes available.

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