Four people reported being forced out of their vehicle and robbed by masked men with handguns at a fishing hole Tuesday morning, Decatur police said.
Officers were dispatched to Lawrence County 579 at Alabama 20 shortly before 8 a.m. to meet with the victims — a 39-year-old Somerville man, his 16-year-old daughter, a 35-year-old Somerville woman and a 22-year-old Mount Hope man — who were riding in a pickup truck.
The victims told officers they went to Mallard Fox Creek, where two men, dressed all in black and wearing black ski masks and gloves, climbed out of a blue sports car with a spoiler on the rear and no license plate, police spokesman Lt. John Crouch said.
“(The driver) said one went to the driver-side door of the pickup, opened the door and pulled out the driver, struck him in the back of the head with a pistol and took his wallet with $420 cash,” Crouch said. “They told everyone else to get out of the
truck or they would be shot.”
The robbers made the victims lie on the ground and one held them at gunpoint while the other
took four bottles of prescription medication, including Roxycodone, Xanax, Lortab and Soma, from the truck and stole a necklace from the 16-year-old, Crouch said.