Police seek identity of men who stole from elderly women

Police seek identity of men who stole from elderly women (Image 1)

Metro police need help identifying two men who impersonated police officers and took money from elderly women on three separate cases on November 13, 14 and 15.

Detectives released surveillance images Monday night which show one of the suspects inside a bank.

According to police, the men scared the women into withdrawing money from their bank accounts.

They told them someone was trying to take their money and that they would have to go with them to the bank to withdraw cash in order to protect it.

All three women, in their 70s and 80s, live near downtown on the north and east side.

In two of the cases, the suspects drove the victims, ages 77 and 78, to their banks where the women withdrew $11,000 and $1,000 respectively.

When the 77-year-old victim checked the money bag the men gave her after taking her home, the $11,000 had been replaced with envelopes.

The suspects told the 78-year-old that they would keep the $1,000 for safekeeping.

In the third case, the men were driving the 87-year-old victim to her bank when she told them she felt ill.  They drove her home but she had already given them $1,200 cash in an envelope.  They returned the envelope but replaced the money with newspaper.

The suspects, who carry radios and badges, drove a dark blue or black four-door sedan or SUV. They are both described as black men who appear to be in their mid to late 50s.

Anyone with information is urged to call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES).

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