Crime

Lock your car doors, sheriff’s deputy says after elderly woman attacked, robbed

Three young men blocked an elderly female driver’s car and assaulted her in a robbery in east Macon.

At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the 68-year-old woman was driving down Sparkle Avenue when the trio wouldn’t let her pass, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

When she asked them to let her get by, one of them opened her passenger door and began assaulting her in the residential neighborhood off Jeffersonville Road in east Macon.

He grabbed her valuables and they ran off.

“That’s such a mean situation that we want to get these guys,” Bibb sheriff’s Sgt.DeFoe said. “We don’t get these type of cases very often. In fact, I can’t remember one happening at all.”

The woman, whose name was not released, received minor injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The culprits are described as three black males between the ages of 16 and 20 who were wearing hooded jackets. The attacker had on a gray hooded sweatshirt, the release stated.

DeFoe urged everyone to keep their vehicle doors locked and be aware of your surroundings.

“If you feel uncomfortable and if you have to, stop and go in the opposite direction,” he said. “Don’t get in a confrontation.”

Anyone who recognizes the suspects or who has information about the crime is urged to call for a sheriff’s investigator at 478-751-7500.

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