Good Samaritan robbed in Columbus

Columbus Police
(WISH Photo, file)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – Columbus Police are investigating the armed robbery of a Good Samaritan who stopped to assist what he thought was a stranded motorist Monday afternoon.

Authorities said the victim stopped to assist a man carrying a gas can on US 31 near Lowell Road just before 2 p.m. The victim told police that he was going to take the man to a nearby gas station, however, before arriving at the gas station, the suspect produced a handgun and demanded the wallet and other property from the victim.

The suspect fled the vehicle on foot. The Good Samaritan was not hurt in the incident.

Police say the suspect is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old, with a slender build. He was last seen wearing blue jean shorts and a red shirt.

Authorities are also looking for a newer model Chevrolet Suburban they believe may be involved in the incident. The Suburban is described as black with 22-inch chrome wheels and a temporary license plate.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Columbus Police Department Detective Tom Foust at (812) 376-2642. Tips can be left anonymously. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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