Police search for accused purse robbers - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Police search for accused purse robbers

(Source: MPD) (Source: MPD)

Police are asking for help to catch two men they said robbed a woman of her purse at gunpoint.

The men got away with the victim’s purse, cell phone, and debit cards.

"I've been very paranoid lately," the victim said. She did not want to reveal her identity.

The victim said she was returning from church on a Sunday, and she spotted two men walking through the parking lot of the Ridgewyck Townhomes. She said once they were out of view, she parked and got out of her car. But before she knew it, one of the men was holding a gun to her face.

"With a gun pointed at my face asking for my purse," said the victim.

She said each time the men asked for her purse, she bravely told them, "Just shoot."

The men snatched her purse and ran from her apartment complex through an opening in a fence to Bella Vista Apartments.

That's where surveillance video caught images of the pair. The victim is hoping the police will catch the gunman.

If you have any information about who these men or about this crime you are urged to call Crimestoppers and 901-528-CASH.

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