By Sam Poe
Saturday, September 21, 2013 | 5:09 PM
There was an attempted robbery at a home near the old Lynn Drag Strip Saturday between 7 and 8 a.m. The suspect knocked on the door of the home, and the 76 year old home owner allowed him inside. The suspect stated he was out of gas and asked the home owner for gas for his car. The home owner told the suspect he did not have any at the home but would take him to get some. When the home owner turned to leave the room to gather personal belongings for the trip, the suspect pulled a handgun on the man and demanded him to turn over his wallet. The home owner punched the man in the face in self-defense, and the suspect hit the home owner in the head with the handle of the gun. While the home owner was on the floor, the suspect escaped the scene. After searching the area surrounding the home, the police officers were not able to locate the suspect.
The Lynn Police Department stated the suspect was wearing khaki pants and a grey shirt with a basball cap. He was between 5'5" and 5'8" and around 180 pounds. The suspect told the home owner he lived in Russellville and worked in Jasper, but police are unsure if this is true. However, they do believe he left the area in a waiting vehicle and traveled south on Highway 5 toward Jasper. If you have any information or saw a suspect matching this description in the area Saturday morning, police ask you to contact the Lynn Town Hall between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday or the Winston County Sheriff's Department any time.