OAK CREEK - Police are seeking two suspects who forced an 87-year-old woman into her home and robbed her at gunpoint Monday evening, March 20.
The victim told police a man and a woman walked up behind her as she was unlocking her door to enter her apartment in the 6400 block of South 20th Street at about 8:15 p.m. The female suspect was unarmed, but the male was carrying a long, silver-barreled handgun, according to the report.
After forcing her inside her apartment, the male told the victim to sit down at the end of her couch and “just do what I say and you won’t get hurt.” The two then started rummaging through her apartment, filling bags with the victim’s possessions, including a flip-style cellphone, costume jewelry, an appointment book and a gold wedding band.
The female suspect also rifled through the woman’s purse several times and stole $40 out of her wallet, missing additional money the victim had in another section of the purse, according to police.
As the suspects were leaving they told the woman to stay on the couch for 10 minutes. As soon as the suspects left the woman locked her door and called 911.
The suspects are described as a white or very light-skinned Hispanic male in his 20s and a 5-foot 5-inch-tall white female with light brown or dark blond hair pulled up on top of her head with a tight headband holding it back.
The victim was coming home from shopping at Pick ’n Save on South 27th and College when the robbery occurred. Police believed the two suspects followed the elderly woman home after seeing her use an ATM at the business.