Good Samaritan robbed while trying to help what appeared to be a stranded driver

Good Samaritan robbed while trying to help what appeared to be a stranded driver

Grant County sheriff’s deputies are warning the public about a robbery which happened about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday south of Mattawa.

Investigators saya man pulled over to help what he believed was a disabled vehicle with two people on Road S-Southwest near Road 25-Southwest.

The victim was then confronted by a man armed with a knife who robbed him of his wallet which contained cash and credit cards.

During the robbery, the victim was grabbed by the neck by one of the assailants.

The suspect vehicle is described as an older Ford Explorer with dents and scratches on the passenger side.

The assailant with the knife was described as heavy-set, six feet tall, wearing a ski mask, black sweatshirt and black pants. The victim could not describe the other assailant.

People are urged to call 9-1-1 if they witness a motorist who they believe needs assi stance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or send information to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov.

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