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.
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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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