Crime

Macon man forced at gunpoint into van and robbed

A 50-year-old Macon man was forced into a conversion van at gunpoint Sunday night and robbed, according to Macon police.

The man told authorities he was at the corner of Houston and Lynmore avenues in south Macon about 8 p.m. when another man pointed a large-caliber gun at him and ordered him into the van, according to a police report.

The man was driven to Beddingfield Avenue, where he was struck in the face with a beer bottle. He got out of the van and tried to escape, but he was knocked down.

The robber took the man’s wallet and left, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

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