LMPD warns senior citizens to be on alert for robbers
At least two robberies targeting seniors happened on Monday morning in Highview.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Debbie Schick's mom is close to 90, and she's the type of daughter who helps in anyway she can.
She drove over to her mom's place, off Smyrna Parkway on Monday morning, ready to tidy up. Schick got there before 9 a.m. and decided to let her mom sleep in a bit.
Schick waited out back, but the serenity of the patio turned into a crime scene. A man showed up and started calling the shots.
"He looks and me and said, 'I'm here to rob you,'" Schkick said. "I went, 'Take it all.'"
The suspect had a gun, covered in clothing, to back up his demands.
"He said, 'Don't you dare get up.' He said, 'I'll blow you away.' I said, 'I'm not moving,'" Schick said.
He started digging in Schick's purse, taking all the cash and credit cards he could find, while spewing profanity laced threats.
Schick is still stunned it happened.
"He's done this before," she said. "He was too calm."
LMPD think she's right. Police think the same suspect went after at least one other senior citizen near Smyrna and Applegate Lane. Investigators say he went from crime scene to crime scene in a black car,
Police aren't sure if the suspect is done yet. It has the people who live and work in Highview on edge. It also has Schick changing the way she does things, day to day.
"I'm carrying now. I'm not going to be a victim. If he sees this on the news and he wants to come over here, I'm going to take my best damn shot at him," Schick said.
LMPD said the suspect is a black man in his 30s around 5 feet 7 inches tall. He may be with a white woman in her 20s with a tattoo on her left thigh.
If you see them, call police at 574-LMPD.
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