Authorities seeking pair who robbed good Samaritan in Roosevelt County

2014-08-14T17:03:00Z 2014-08-15T01:02:09Z Authorities seeking pair who robbed good Samaritan in Roosevelt CountyBy EDDIE GREGG egregg@billingsgazette.com The Billings Gazette

Authorities are still hunting two unidentified men, believed to be armed and dangerous, who robbed a man who stopped to help them at about 8 a.m. Wednesday north of Culbertson, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office.

A vehicle matching the description of the black Ford pickup the men were seen in Wednesday was spotted on a county road in McKenzie County, N.D., at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, said Roosevelt County Undersheriff John Summers.

However, the vehicle sped away before a witness was able to get a license plate number, Summers said.

The McKenzie County Sheriff’s Office declined to provide any information Thursday evening.

The two men, described as white and in their mid-20s, robbed a man on the side of County Road 2054, according to Summers.

The undersheriff said a man who works in the Bakken oil field was driving on the county road Wednesday morning when he spotted a black, 2000s-model Ford pickup on side of the road.

The pickup’s hood was up, so the man stopped to offer help. When the victim approached, he was threatened with a pistol and told to hand over his wallet, the undersheriff said.

Summers declined to say how much had been stolen, but that it was “a good chunk of money” and that the victim was “shook up.”

The Ford pickup reportedly has a large bullet hole in the tailgate. One of the suspects was wearing blue jeans and a gray sweater, while the other suspect was wearing a red shirt.

If the suspects are sighted, people are advised not to contact them and to instead notify the Fort Peck Tribes/Roosevelt County 911 Center at 406-653-6240.

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