An 87 year old Gadsden resident was reportedly robbed, after getting lost and stopping to ask for help. According to the information contained in a news release from Gadsden Police Department Captain Bobby Jackson the elderly man was driving home from a bowling alley in Rainbow City when he took a wrong turn.
He told police that he’d stopped at the intersection of 14th Street and Walnut Street and was soon approached by a man of foot, asking if he could help.
The victim asked for directions and the man said he needed to see some ID first – however as the elderly man pulled out his wallet – which contained around $300 – the subject grabbed the wallet and ran.
Police have a description of the subject, and they are currently following up with interviews in an effort to locate the suspect.