Crime & Courts

Authorities search for man who robbed motorist near Lincolnton

Authorities are searching for a man who waved down a motorist in the 800 block of Hill Road southeast of Lincolnton and then robbed him.

The victim told Lincoln County sheriff’s investigators that the assailant was standing beside a vehicle on the side of the road about 9:20 a.m. March 20.

When the victim stopped to see if the man was having a problem, the man asked him if he could use his cellphone, investigators said. The victim then pulled to the side of the road.

When the victim rolled his window down, the man pulled out a small black handgun and said, “Give me all you got,” investigators said.

The victim gave the man $500 cash, and the robber then got into his car and drove away. The victim called 911.

The robber is a white man with dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue sweatshirt, dingy white ball cap and blue jeans. He was driving a silver two-door Saturn.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity in the area or has information about the robbery is asked to call Detective Kelly Paris at 704-736-4820 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

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