A Macon man’s truck was hijacked at gunpoint early Monday morning near the Dollar General on Gray Highway, according to Macon police.
The 21-year-old man said he was on an unnamed road that enters the back of the shopping center about 12:15 a.m. when a man threatened him with a gun and told him to move to the passenger seat, according to a police report.
The gunman drove to Norris Street, where he entered a neighborhood and headed toward Eastview Avenue. At some point, the gunman told the truck’s owner to get out, police say.
The truck’s owner walked through the neighborhood and a cemetery before turning onto Norris Street and walking to Shurling Drive. He called police at a nearby CVS store, according to police.
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Within an hour police found a burning pickup in the 2000 block of Upper River Road that appeared to be the man’s truck, police say.
Police couldn’t identify the truck because the doors were removed, the glove compartment and dash were melted and the VIN plate was burned, according to the report.