LaGrange hitchhiker pulls gun on driver, still at large

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 31, 2013 

A LaGrange man was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon by a hitchhiker on Mooty Bridge Road, according to a LaGrange Police Department press release.

The man told police that at about 1 p.m. he gave a ride to a hitchhiker on the 900 block of Mooty Bridge Road. After the hitchhiker told the man to pull into Valley Ridge Apartments, he pulled out a handgun and demanded money. He then fled on foot. The press release did not mention what items were stolen during the robbery.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-11-inches black man with a medium build, wearing camouflage pants, a black shirt and a black knit cap.

Those with information about this incident can contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2602 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. They can also text an anonymous tip to 2746737 with the keyword "LAGRANGE." Tips can also be submitted through the LaGrange Police Department Facebook page or at

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