Montgomery Police are investigating after a man had his vehicle taken at gunpoint Tuesday night.
According to Capt. Regina Duckett, the robbery happened around 9:40 p.m. in the 700 block of Durward Drive.
Kim Gaines, who lives across the street from that area, said she heard her doorbell ring many times around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
“I went to the door and told the person I was going to call the police,” Gaines said. “He said ‘please do’.”
Gaines said the man told her he was working as a pizza delivery driver when he held up at gunpoint.
“He used our phone to call the police,” Gaines said. “He was visibly shaken.”
The victim spoke with WSFA 12 News on the phone to confirm his identity. 49-year-old Edward Donalson said he was in his car when two teenagers in black hoodies held a gun to his neck and stole his car, wallet and cellphone. He said they also took his black 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport.
Gaines, and two other residents who live near the incident, said incidents like this are not uncommon in the area.
“There are groups of teenagers roaming the streets at all hours of the night and morning,” Gaines said. “People, including my son, have had their cars vandalized. Something needs to be done. I hope they catch who did this.”
Donalson said he is thankful for the Gaines family. He told WSFA 12 News:
"I am doing well today and want to express my appreciation to the kind family that came to my aid last night. I knocked on 3 different doors for help and they were the only ones to respond. They were nice enough to allow me to use their phone to call the police, brought me something to drink and even gave me a jacket to wear. The world could use more people like this."
Donalson said he is working with police. He and his wife are still without a car.
The investigation is still ongoing. Duckett said no arrests have been made.
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