Brookville Man Robbed By Two Posing As Stranded Motorist

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities are searching for two men after a 53-year-old Brookville man was robbed when he stopped to help a stranded motorist.A bright red Chevrolet Impala was stopped along S.R. 1 on Dover Hill just north of Cook Road Tuesday morning between 6:30 and 6:45 a.m.A white male approximately six feet tall, medium build with a beard wearing jeans and a black jacket, was waving his arms as if he were in distress.The Good Samaritan, believing the person may have been involved in a crash or having car trouble stopped to render assistance.As the victim approached the stranded motorist, another man came from out of the weeds on the side of the road and struck the Brookville man over the head several times with an unidentified object until the victim fell to the ground.The culprits demanded money and the victim’s cell phone. Police say they broke the phone, gave it back to the victim, and fled with the cash.Detectives are reaching out to motorists who were traveling in the area between 6:30 and 7 a.m. Tuesday who may have seen an early 2000’s model red Impala.The victim told police he couldn’t get the license plate number, but the car had a “In God We Trust” plate.Both men are in their late 20’s to early 30’s.Police warn drivers to be cautious about getting out of their vehicle for stranded motorists, especially in remote areas.Detectives say if you see a motorist believed to be in distress contact 911 and give a description of the vehicle and what it was that made you feel they were in distress as well as a location.Allow time for police to respond.Anyone with information that could assist investigators is encouraged to contact the Indiana State Police at (812) 689-5000 or (800)-566-6704.Tips can remain anonymous.last_img

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