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Police search for men who robbed Rainsville man at gunpoint

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Rainsville Police are looking for the men who robbed Gary Gibbons at gunpoint. Rainsville Police are looking for the men who robbed Gary Gibbons at gunpoint.
Rainsville Police have contacted area agencies to be on the lookout for a newer model Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows. (Source: Facebook) Rainsville Police have contacted area agencies to be on the lookout for a newer model Chevrolet Impala with tinted windows. (Source: Facebook)
DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

DeKalb County authorities are looking for two men who robbed a Rainsville man at gunpoint Tuesday morning in his own home.

Gary Gibbons moved from Tampa to get away from the crime. He moved to Rainsville seeking work after last year's tornadoes.

"I don't lock my doors. I leave it open. This is Alabama. It's supposed to be safe up here," said Gibbons.

Gibbons may have to rethink that open door policy at home after he became a victim of a home invasion.

Gibbons said two men entered his Main Street home through this open door around 9:30 Tuesday morning wanting medication.

"I'm sitting at my table writing stuff down and two black men came in my house with a gun, put it to the back of my head and said, 'Give me your medication,'" said Gibbons.

Seconds later, the men had what they wanted and fled.  Gibbons said he was able to get the tag number, but police said the tag had been stolen and switched.

"A newer model Chevrolet Impala headed toward Fort Payne with tinted windows," said Rainsville Police Chief Charles Centers.

Gibbons said he did not know either man. They are described to be 6' to 6'2" tall in their early20s, and the man with the gun had tattoos around his neck.

Gibbons now believes they followed him from the drug store and it was planned.

He's just thankful he's alive.

"I see the gun.  I see the guy.  I didn't turn around, but I looked him dead in the eye in the mirror.  Do what you are going to do," he said.

Centers said they have contacted area agencies to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

If anyone has any information about this crime, call Rainsville Police.

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