Sheriff: Armed robbery suspects targeting elderly victims
PIMA COUNTY, AZ ( Tucson News Now) - Pima County authorities need help to track down four armed robbery suspects who are targeting elderly women.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department said there have been two incidents in the last four days.
The first robbery happened Sunday, Aug. 14 in the 2300 block of West Ruthrauff Road. An elderly woman returned home from shopping when she was met by an armed man. He demanded money and took the victim's wallet.
The victim's credit cards were used an hour later at a local Walgreens, CVS and Carl's Jr.
The second robbery happened Wednesday, Aug. 17, near the 4500 block of West Calle Marco. An elderly woman out getting her mail was approached by a black SUV and two women in the vehicle asked the victim for directions.
"When the victim was distracted, the passenger got out of the vehicle and grabbed the victim's purse from her arm," the PCSD said in a news release. "The victim was overpowered and fell to the ground, hitting her head."
"You know what it is sad, it's really sad to be in that frame of mind." Jim Kuhlmann neighbor of the second victim. The victim actually ran to his front door after the robbery. She was bleeding and frantic. He called 911, to get her help.
The second victim's credit cards were used a short time later at the Walmart at 7635 N. La Cholla Boulevard.
The PCSD said video shows three female suspects, believed to be working in conjunction with one male suspect, using the stolen credit cards.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
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