Elderly woman beaten, robbed in OKC parking lot
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
Police need your help identifying the suspects in a robbery that occurred in Southwest Oklahoma City.
The robbery happened last Saturday, Dec. 9, around 10:00 a.m. at the 900 block of SW 104th Street.
Oklahoma City Police believe that the victim, driving a dark colored Toyota Camry, was followed from the bank by a light colored Lincoln MKX.
The victim is 74-year-old Sharon Gentry.
"I thought this was my last life. I thought I was going to meet the Lord," Gentry said.
Gentry said she was over-powered by a thief Saturday morning at a Neighborhood Walmart grocery store. She told FOX 25 she just parked her car and when it parks, all of the doors unlock.
"As I was to get out with my key and my purse, he was in the car within 6 inches of me before I could even realize it," Gentry said.
In a split second, she was being dragged out of her car by that suspect.
"Threw me from the driver seat out the passenger and battled me and got my purse and tried to get my car keys and had me halfway in their SUV," said the elderly woman.
In the video, you can see the victim park her car and the Lincoln MKX back in beside her.
After the Lincoln MKX parks their car, the suspects opened the victim's passenger side door, dragged her over the console, punched her multiple times in the face and then took off with her purse.
At the end of the video, you can see the victim crawling on the ground at the end of her car.
Now she's left with two black eyes and bruises on the left side of her body.
Investigators said the suspect followed her from a nearby bank after she withdrew cash.
"They did follow. They got them on tape. And they think they will catch them because they've got them on numerous tapes now," said Gentry.
Oklahoma City Police said she did the right thing by giving the suspect what he wanted.
"The victim explained to officer's she would have given the suspect the purse. Unfortunately it was slung over her shoulder," said Oklahoma City Police, Officer Megan Morgan. "So instead of allowing her to give them the purse, they were trying to force-ably remove it from her."
"I was not fighting for any of the material things, even the car. Just basically for me," said Gentry.
The victim describes the suspect who assaulted her as a black male between the ages of 25-29.
If you have any information about this robbery contact Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300 or email at www.okccrimetips.com.