From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM –An 87-year-old appliance store owner in north Birmingham was hogtied, beaten with a pistol and robbed of $500 in his wallet and his vehicle, according to a report by Carol Robinson of The Birmingham News.
Lawerence Clark, owner of Clark’s appliance store, was able to free himself after about an hour and make his way outside to flag down passersby who called police.
Clark told Robinson that his assailant was a homeless man that he occasionally offered work. The man had stopped by to inquire about doing some work for Clark. When he was told there were no jobs, he grabbed Clark’s pistol from his pocket, tied him up with wire and pistol whipped him. He then stole Clark’s wallet and his 2016 Nissan Frontier.
“He hit me several times,” Clark told Robinson. “I wasn’t thinking about that. I was thinking about surviving.”
The Birmingham police have not made an arrest, but are pursuing leads in the case.