Press release from the Asheville Police Department:
Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred shortly after midnight Saturday after a man told police he was robbed at gunpoint.
APD Patrol Officers responded to the intersection of Pine Grove Avenue and Livingston Street, shortly after midnight on Oct. 29 to investigate a report of a robbery. The victim told police he was following GPS and was attempting to turn around when a black jeep pulled out in front of his vehicle blocking him in. He then said a man got out of the jeep while brandishing a handgun, robbed him of cash, and then left.
The robber was described as a black male, thin build with dreadlocks.
If you have any information about this case, please send an anonymous tip by texting TIP2APD to 847411. You can also use the TIP2APD smartphone application (search “Asheville PD” in your app store). You can also contact APD at (828) 252-1110