Updated:WHARTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
Authorities are looking for two men who assaulted and robbed a man in Fayette County on Friday.
According to police, the victim was driving a U-Haul van in the area of Green Brier Road, in Wharton Township, when he observed a red Ford Ranger with its hood up and two men requesting assistance.
“He was nice enough to stop and help. At that point, they basically assaulted the man,” said Stephanie Plume of state police.
Police said when the man got out of his U-Haul, he was assaulted. The men stole a large amount of cash from the victim’s wallet and drove away in the Ford Ranger.
Destiny Jenkins lives a few homes away from where police said the man was attacked. She said she is frightened.
“I’m usually home alone. Now, I’ll lock the doors,” she said.
The first man was described as white, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 130 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans and a black T-shirt.
The second man was described as white, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds. He was wearing khaki shorts and a red, sleeveless shirt.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact police at 724-439-7111.