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Victim in violent armed robbery speaks out

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

A driver became the victim of a violent robbery after stopping for someone he thought needed help.

The victim, who asked to remain anonymous, says someone flagged him down at East Broadway and Rowland Avenue in Winchester.

Moments later, he says, that person hopped into his truck and pulled out a gun.

"Just scared, wanted to get out of the situation," said the man who asked we not identify him.

He says he got up early Monday to go fishing, when the suspect jumped in front of his truck.

"I thought it was somebody who needed help, either had car trouble or something like that," he said.

That's when he says the suspect whipped open the door, got in, and immediately pulled out a gun and told him to start driving.

"As soon as I took off, he said, I need the money. I told him, I didn't have any money. That's when he hit me with the butt of his gun," he said.

"Then, I got my wallet out, and handed it to him. He got the money out of the wallet and threw the wallet back on the floor boards."

He says he drove about a half a mile up the road when the suspect told him to stop.

"He opened the door and took off, never saw him again," he said.

Winchester Police released a sketch of the suspect. The victim says he was a white man, about 6'1" and weighed around 200 pounds with blond hair and a beard.

Police say as of now, they believe this was an isolated incident and their investigation continues.

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