Truck stolen from fisherman at American Legion pond

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 11:17 a.m. CDT; updated 12:33 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 16, 2010

COLUMBIA — A 60-year-old man was robbed at gun point and his was car stolen Tuesday afternoon while he was fishing at the American Legion pond at 600 Legion Lane South, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.

Around 4:30 p.m., a man approached the victim, pulled out a handgun and told him to empty his pockets, the release said. The man took the keys to the victim's gray 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and drove away in the truck. The truck has a Missouri license plate with the number 9CB675.

Police are still searching for the vehicle and the suspect, identified as a short-haired, clean-shaven black male about 5 feet 9 inches tall and in his mid-20s.

Anyone who sees the vehicle should call 874-7652, and anyone with information on the robbery can call CrimeStoppers at 875-TIPS.

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Jim Smith June 16, 2010 | 1:12 p.m.

What is wrong with people? I absolutly can't wait until a story like this comes along and the would be victim shoots the criminal dead, or beats the life out him. I guy can't even go fishing without having to worry about getting mugged?

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