Buford resident robbed at gunpoint
A Buford resident was robbed at gunpoint while working in a shed on his property, according to an incident report from the Gwinnett County Police Department.
The incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at a residence on Maddox Road, where the victim was approached by a black man. The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and said, “Give me your phone and your wallet.” When the victim refused, the suspect started pushing him. When the suspect stabbed the blade of his “glock-type” pistol, placing a round in the chamber, the victim abandoned his wallet and phone. The suspect then fled.
The victim said he believed the suspect was on foot because he had not heard of a vehicle. The suspect is described as a “tall and thin” black man wearing a blue shirt, dark colored pants and a backpack. The suspect’s face was covered with a ski mask that hid everything except his eyes. The victim could not determine the age of the suspect.
A pest control service provider arrived at the victim’s residence shortly after the incident and found the stolen phone and wallet near the woodland line behind the victim’s house. The only items removed from the wallet were $ 20 bills worth about $ 200 in cash.
During the altercation, the victim sustained a laceration on the left side of the face. He refused to be taken to hospital for treatment.