A Columbus man was hijacked of his SUV Friday after a panhandler asked him for money, then pulled a gun on him.
The 34-year-old victim told police he had parked his vehicle around 9:45 p.m. in the Winn Dixie parking lot at 1627 S. Lumpkin Road.
After he got out of his 1999 Chevy Suburban, a man approached him and asked for a dollar. When the victim reached into his pocket to give him money, the panhandler pulled out a chrome-plated gun and ordered the man to give up his car keys, police said in a report.
The robber fled in the victim’s SUV on South Lumpkin Road toward Fort Benning.
Police broadcast a description of the vehicle around 10:15 p.m., but were unable to locate the stolen SUV.
It’s described as a tan four-door Chevy Suburban with a Georgia license plate number of BFW8829. It has 24-inch rims, a Chevy chrome-plated license plate on the front, chrome air vents on its left and right fenders, and a chrome bar on the rear.