LEESBURG, Ga. -- Leaning into a car to give directions to a driver at Walmart, a man found himself staring at a semi-automatic pistol, a Lee County Sheriff's Office report stated.
At about 4 p.m. Monday, Thomas Edward Lamar Jr., 40, was walking through the Walmart parking lot on the 2800 block of Ledo Road. Lamar was carrying $1,100 from a paycheck he cashed Sept. 7 when a black mid-'90s Chevrolet Impala with "big shiny wheels" pulled up behind him, the report stated.
Lamar was held at gunpoint and robbed by the two men in the Impala, the report added.
"He heard someone say, 'Hey, can you help me with some directions?' " the report stated. "Thomas leaned into the suspect's vehicle. Suspect two (a passenger) pulled a gun, pointed it at him (Lamar) and said, 'Give me everything in your pockets and don't move or say anything.' "
Lamar dropped the cell phone he had in his hand, reached into his back pocket and handed over his wallet to the gunman, the report stated. The men fled in the Impala westbound on Ledo Road, the report added.
The car's license plate was covered by cardboard making identifying the plate impossible.
Chief Deputy Lewis Harris said deputies are looking for the two men. The gunman was described as black, in his early 20s, wearing shoulder-length, cornrow hair, a black T-shirt and having a rattlesnake tattoo on his right hand.
The driver was described as Hispanic, in his early 20s, having close-cut hair and a neatly trimmed beard; he was also wearing a black T-shirt.
Anyone with additional information on these two men or the robbery should call the Lee County Sheriff's Office at (229) 759-6012.