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Police seek suspects in assault, robbery of 84-year-old woman

Posted June 4, 2013

— Fayetteville police released surveillance photos Tuesday in their investigation of an attack on and robbery of an 84-year-old woman as she returned home from playing bingo.

Investigators said the woman had parked her car in her garage around 2 a.m. on May 9 and was accosted by an armed man as she opened her car door.

The man hit the woman in the back of the head, pulled her from her vehicle onto the concrete floor and stole her purse.

Police said the woman also saw a second man while her purse was being stolen. The two men fled, and the woman went to a neighbor's home to call 911.

The photos, police said, were taken from a local restaurant where the woman's credit card was used after the robbery. They show two men and two women, as well as a dark-colored SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-237-9390 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477.


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  • SFSOLDIER Jun 7, 2013

    They beat that old woman and then went and ate breakfast...they are animals and should be dealt with as such.

  • SFSOLDIER Jun 6, 2013

    Vicious "people," and I use that term lightly. Find them and throw them under the jail.

  • usothirsty Jun 5, 2013

    Jailhouse here they come, ladies as well.

  • airbornemonty Jun 5, 2013

    It isn't hunger that drives these people. The simple fact is that they are just plain mean, but gutless, since they seem to only target 84 year old females.

  • peace2u Jun 4, 2013

    If they did it because they were hungry, there are shelters all over the place where they can eat,. Plain stupid to go to prison over a meal at Waffle House!

  • doggypoos Jun 4, 2013

    Eating at a Waffle house driving a older Ford Explorer. Should not be hard to find this group.

  • uragoner2 Jun 4, 2013

    They need to be locked up in a little cage til they are 84

  • monami Jun 4, 2013

    I hope she's ok and they get the ne'er-do-wells!!

    (And wow, she's, 84 years old and out til 2am?! What a woman, and I mean that in the nicest way. I'm much younger and I'm out by 10!)

  • Obamacare for life Jun 4, 2013

    Fayetteville. *smh*

  • Hans Jun 4, 2013

    Why is an 84yr. old woman out alone at 2am?

    That's sarcasm for the folks who always want to blame the victim for being out late.