A Columbus man who was out "joy riding" on his motorcycle this morning was robbed of his wallet, police said.
The robbery happened about 12:35 a.m. at the intersection of Veterans Parkway and River Road.
The 47-year-old victim told authorities that a man came from behind him, pointed a black pistol and said, "Put your head down and your hands out."
The man complied while the robber reached into his right back pocket and removed his wallet, police said.
The robber made off with about $200 in cash and several credit cards, and fled toward Wilson Apartments. The victim did not get a good look at the robber and could only say he thought he was about 5-foot-4. Investigators said they were hopeful, however, that surveillance cameras from a nearby business could have captured the robbery.
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