Roanoke Police are searching for a man who stole a moped and then shot the owner early Friday.
The victim told police that he saw the man trying to steal his moped in front of his home.
When he went outside to confront the man, he pulled out a gun and demanded the keys.
When the victim handed the keys over, the thief shot him.
He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Roanoke Police at 853-5959.
Here is the press release from police:
The Roanoke Police Department is investigating a robbery in which the victim suffered a gunshot wound.
The victim stated that on the morning of March 18, 2011, he observed a male attempting to steal his moped which was located outside of his residence on Harrison Avenue.