Last updated: July 19. 2013 8:31AM - 8157 Views
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HANOVER TWP. - A Plymouth man helping what he believed was a stranded motorist was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint Thursday night.

Police said William Hillard Jr., as traveling west on West End road approaching the 109th Field Artillery Bridge, known as the Carey Avenue Bridge, at about 11:45 p.m. Hillard said he observed a red sedan stopped in the travel lane.

Hillard stopped to assist when he was approached by a black male, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 200 pounds, with short black hair and a white woman with long blond hair. Hillard told police the man displayed a black semi-automatic hand gun and told Hillard to get out of his truck.

The man fled in Hillard’s truck toward Wilkes-Barre and the woman drove away in the red sedan across the bridge toward Plymouth and Larksville.

Police said Hillard’s truck was located in Wilkes-Barre with his wallet and cell phone.

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