An armed man who had asked for directions pulled a gun and robbed a local trucker as a second suspect directed traffic onto Interstate 75 in Cartersville.
The victim, a self-employed truck driver and local resident, said he withdrew $800 in gas money from about 5 p.m. Sunday, and noticed a white BMW following him, according to the report.
At Main Street and I-75, a man wearing a suit and tie approached the victim's car, which was in a turn lane, said he was lost and asked for directions.
The victim rolled down the window and the African-American man pulled a chrome revolver and said, "Give me the money." After the victim, 31, denied having any money, the robber struck him in the back of the head and said, "Don't [expletive] with me, give me the money."
A second African-American man directed traffic around the victim's green Nissan Murano during the incident, he told police.
The man with a gun demanded the victim's computer from the back seat and told the victim, "I know where you live," as he took the money from the victim's wallet.
The robbers made a U-turn and drove back toward the city of Cartersville with the victim's belongings—$800 for fuel and $420 from his wallet, in addition to the computer, valued at $500.