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Sandoval Man Armed At Gunpoint On South Side of Village

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Marion County Sheriff's Department is looking for two men who forced a 21-year-old Sandoval man out of his van at gunpoint and robbed him early Sunday morning.  

Sheriff Jerry DeVore says James Sum escaped injury.  Sum was reportedly stopped on Old U.S. 51 at the new U.S. 51 intersection on the south side of Sandoval when a car pulled up behind him.  Sum said two men exited the car and pulled him out of his van.  One held Sum at gunpoint, while the other ransacked Sum's van.  They reportedly took Sum's wallet, which contained no cash, and some Playstation games.  Sum was then released.   

DeVore says the department is seeking a white male and a mixed race male between the ages of 25 and 30 with no facial hair. The white male is described as five feet five inches tall wearing a dark navy blue hoodie.  The mixed race male was about six feet tall, where a white shirt and khaki shorts.  The white male reportedly held a small black handgun on Sum, while the other man went through his van.    The two men were in a car described as a brown Impala with round taillights, which would indicate it was from 2005 or earlier.   

The State Police Crime Scene technicians were called in to see if they could obtain fingerprints from the van.  The incident occurred at 4:25 Sunday morning.  

Anyone with information, is encouraged to call the Marion County Sheriff's Department or the Marion County Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-499-U-TELL or 1-800-499-8835.  You do not have to give your name.  

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