A man was getting his gym bag out of his car at the Greater Lowell YMCA today about 11:42 a.m., when he noticed in the reflection on his car’s window that someone was standing behind him.
The man, who police did not identify, turned around and found himself staring down the barrel of a gun.
“As the victim noticed his reflection in the window of his car, he turned and the suspect put a black handgun to his face, demanding his wallet,” Capt. Kelly Richardson told me via email.
The suspect also rummaged through the glove box of the victim’s car, but ended up taking nothing. The suspect is described as as dark-skinned male, who wore a gray hoodie.
“Suspect calmly walkd away down to the railroad tracks,” Richardson wrote.
The captain said there were two witnesses to the incident, and that detectives are aggressively following up. He praised the victim’s poise in pretty terrifying situation.
“There were no injuries, which could be a direct result of the victim’s handling of the situation,” Richardson wrote
Anyone with information is asked to call Lowell police at 978-937-3200 or Crimestoppers at 978-459-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent to police via Text-a-Tip, by texting TIP411 (847411) with the subject “LPDTIP.”
Tipsters can remain anonymous, but can receive up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.