EAST LAMPETER TWP., Pa. -

Police are on the hunt for the man who robbed the occupants of an Amish horse-and-buggy at gunpoint.

The buggy, with three occupants inside, was traveling east in the 300 block of East Eby Road in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, at approximately 12:40 a.m. Monday, police said.

"A westbound white minivan crossed over into their lane and stopped in front of them, forcing them to stop, at which time a male got out of the minivan, approached them, and he had his face covered with a mask. He had a firearm," said Lt. Robin Weaver, East Lampeter Township Police Department.

The man demanded money, so one of the victims threw his wallet. When the robber went to reach for it, the victims quickly drove the horse-and-buggy into a field to get away.

"It is obviously a crime of opportunity. They probably needed cash pretty quick. I would suspect it is probably drug related, and it is rare," Weaver said. "The Amish community, they are peaceful people, and it is an easy target."

No shots were fired, and no one was injured.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact East Lampeter police Detective Scott Eelman at 717-791-4676.