Reports of an armed robbery was reported to Tifton police officers Monday morning in the area of East Sixth Street by a 73-year-old man.
According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, the man, who lives in the 300 block of East Sixth Street, told police that at approximately 6:15 a.m. Monday, he was in his backyard when a black male approached him from behind at gunpoint.
The man said he had his back turned and briefly saw the subject from the corner of his eye walking from behind an abandoned residence nearby. He reported that the subject pointed a small silver gun to his right temple. The subject was 6 feet, medium build and about 200 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and a black thick hooded winter coat with the hood covering his face.
The man said the subject kept telling him to “give me the money, man.” The subject held him at the waist and went through the front and back pockets of his pants. He told the subject that he didn’t have any money.
The man reported that the subject didn’t take anything. The offender calmly walked off heading north through the alley to Fulwood Park. The man said he went inside his residence and called 911.
A nearby neighbor said he heard several dogs barking. He looked outside the window and saw a subject wearing all black running west from the alley through the yards and across Tift Avenue. He said the subject possibly went inside a residence on Tift Avenue. The individual was unable to be located.
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