70-year-old Chattanooga man robbed while mowing the lawn

70-year-old Chattanooga man robbed while mowing the lawn

September 30th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

A group of four young men and women robbed a 70-year-old man today while he was mowing a lawn.

Lavon Chandler was mowing at 3927 Webb Road about 2 p.m. today when two men and two women came up to him and asked for a cigarette, according to news release from Chattanooga police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

Chandler didn't have one, and when he turned around to continue mowing, one of them punched him and the rest brought him to the ground, Weary said.

One of them, Chandler told police, had a gun. They took his wallet and ran toward nearby apartments, Weary said.

While no arrests have been made, Weary said police are following leads. If anyone has any information about the incident, they can call police at 423-698-2525.