Good Samaritan nearly car-jacked after stopping to help

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RANDOLPH, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Good Samaritan nearly lost his vehicle after stopping to see if a man working on a minivan needed assistance.

The Good Samaritan approached the man around 6 a.m. on Thursday as he was working on a minivan at the corner of County Route 9 Cold Spring Road and Ireland Road in the Town of Randolph.

State Police say the man turned around holding a knife and demanded the Good Samaritan’s wallet and car keys. The Good Samaritan was able to escape to his vehicle following a brief struggle.

Troopers say the suspect then got into the side of his vehicle, described as a newer black minivan with Pennsylvania plates and a red peace symbol on the rear window, and left the scene.

The man is described as black and in his 30s with a thin build. He stands around 5’10” and was wearing a black hoodie and a NY Yankees baseball cap.

The woman driving the minivan is described as white and heavyset. She has brown hair and was wearing a purple shirt.

Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call State Police at 665-3114.

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