Man robbed at gunpoint in front of home

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A Chesterfield man — who thought he was helping a lost driver with directions — found himself face down in his own driveway, with a gun to his head.

It happened early Saturday morning on Grahamwood Drive.

When Brian Shelton came home Saturday night, an unusual car parked was parked across the street.

"By the time I get out of my car, there are two black gentlemen standing outside of that vehicle, who yell at me, 'hey, do you know how to get over to Walmsley Boulevard," said Shelton.

Shelton says he was trying to be helpful — but midway through his directions...

"One of the gentlemen grabs me and as he's spinning me to throw me to the ground, I see him pulling something from his jacket pocket... at which point I then feel the barrel of the gun at the back of my head and he's shoving me facedown into the driveway telling me to lay down and give him what I've got."

He says they took his belongings and took off.

"I heard one of the guys say 'let's go,' and the car started squealing off."

Now, he says, he feels his safety has been stolen too.  

"I had never really had any concern for my personal safety, you know, pulling into my front doorway and making it to the front door!"

The suspects got away with a cell phone, mp3 player, and the victim's wallet — which had a freshly cashed paycheck inside.

His wife and daughter were inside at the time — they were so alarmed by what happened, they've moved out of the house for now. 

Shelton described the car he saw as a gold or metallic 4-door car — that could have been a Ford Focus.


There are surveillance pictures of the suspects using Shelton's credit card — those could be released soon.

If you know anything about what happened, call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

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