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Amish couple held up in horse-drawn buggy

July 14, 2010 at 2:05 AM   |   Comments

LEON, N.Y., July 14 (UPI) -- Police said they were searching for four men who tried rob a couple in a horse-drawn buggy at gunpoint, stunning a tranquil Amish community in New York state.

The recently married couple, not identified by police, escaped uninjured after the men pulled a car in front of the horse and buggy in Leon, about 50 miles south of Buffalo, and one of the men pointed a gun and demanded money Sunday morning, WIVB-TV, Buffalo, reported.

The Amish couple had neither money nor wallets and the would-be robbers fled empty-handed, Capt. Robert Buchhardt of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office told WIVB.

The robbery attempt stirred anxiety in the community, where crime is rare.

"Bandits on the highway," said Leon resident Bill Scherman. "Everybody in the community is concerned. Everybody hopes these guys get caught. We watch out for each other around here."

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