VIDEO: Suspects snatch wheelchair-bound woman's purse

Oklahoma City police are looking for two males who reportedly cornered a wheelchair-bound woman and stole her purse. (Oklahoma City Police Department)

Oklahoma City police are searching for two suspects who allegedly stalked a disabled woman before robbing her.

"Sometimes we witness acts of cowardice that are so despicable, it's really hard to put into words our outrage," said Oklahoma City Police Department Spokesman Travis Vernier.

Police say the incident happened at 7:15 p.m. May 17 near SE 44th and Bryant.

The victim reported to police two black males began stalking her in her apartment complex parking lot. Eventually, the suspects cornered the woman near the entrance of the building. That's when one of the suspects ripped the woman's purse away and both fled on foot.

FOX 25 caught up with the woman Friday.

"We can't live our lives the way we want to without some creeps messing it up for us," Edwina Graham said.

Graham, known by friends and family as "Rosy," is well-known in her area. She often visits friends at Karen's Ultimate Treasures Flea Market.

"My God, I don't know how she gets up and has a smile everyday," said Bill Gleason, a long-time friend of Rosy's. "I think I would be hateful more than I am."

Gleason is working on a foot alarm Rosy can activate if she ever finds herself in a similar situation.

"She doesn't have a lot of movement in her hands, so it's real hard to come up with; ya know, she can't use pepper spray, she can't use any of that kind of stuff, so it's real hard in her situation," Gleason said.

Video released by police shows the incident unfold.

Police say the strong-armed robbers made off with the woman's credit cards and some cash.

Police say a detective was able to determine that the suspects followed the woman after seeing her in the parking lot of a convenience store near SE 44 and Bryant. The suspects arrived at the store in a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at (405) 235-7300 or leave a tip online at

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