Homeowner robbed while taking out trash

By Bobby Shuttleworth - bio | email
Posted by Dana Franks - email

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - A Decatur man got a big shock as he took out the trash behind his home.

That trip to the trash can was in the middle of the New Albany Heritage District. Two men were walking in the alley, and the resident spoke to both men.

But according to police spokesman Jonathan Green, things went bad from there.

"Once they passed him, they turned back around and grabbed him from behind, while the other one riffled through his pockets," Green said. "He struggled with them briefly until they produced a handgun."

Police are still looking for the two men. Last September, another home further down the street was involved in a meth bust.

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