Good samaritans involved in 2 Maury County robberies - WKRN News 2

Good Samaritans involved in 2 Maury County robberies

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MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. -

Authorities in Maury County are investigating two separate robberies, both involving victims who stopped to help motorists who appeared to have car trouble.

The first incident involving a man from Columbia was reported Monday.

Trevor Jacoby, 22, told Columbia police he was walking from a friend's home in American Mobile Village off Nashville Highway when he noticed a gold mini van with the hood open parked on the side of the road.

Jacoby said four men were looking under the hood of the vehicle.

According to the report, he recognized one of the men and went over to help.  Jacoby told police that's when all four individuals began assaulting him and took a $50 bill from his pocket.

The victim attempted to fight back before the men jumped in the van and left, according to investigators.

On Tuesday, the Maury County Sheriff's Department responded to a similar incident that occurred on Carter's Creek Station Road in Neapolis.

John Ray, 23, of Mississippi reported he noticed a disabled dark-colored, small vehicle pulled over with its emergency flashers.

Ray said he believed the driver was stranded, so he stopped to help.

He told investigators a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt was standing outside the vehicle.  At one point, he grabbed Ray and attempted to take his wallet.

He said they began to scuffle when two other men appeared and began attacking him, striking him in the face and head before taking his wallet.

The suspects took $150 in cash before fleeing in the car.

Ray said he wasn't able to get a good description of the suspects.

Investigators are looking into the possibility the two crimes are connected.

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