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GADSDEN, AL (WBRC) -

Gadsden police are trying to find the suspect who robbed an 87-year-old man who asked for directions after getting lost on his way home.

Police say the victim was driving home from a bowling alley in Rainbow City when he got lost around 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. He pulled over at 14th Street and Walnut Street to figure out where to go next when a man walked up and asked if he could help.

According to Captain Bobby Jackson, the victim asked the man for directions and the man told him he would need to see some identification. When the 87-year-old man pulled out his wallet, the suspect took it and ran away. Police say the victim had about $300 in his wallet.

Police are still investigating the case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gadsden Police Department.

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