UPDATE - 2 juveniles (B/M 15 and 11 from Sheraden) have been arrested and charged with robbing the elderly victim. Both actors were transported to Shuman Detention Center.
On 6/23/2012 at 1659 hours, Zone Six officers responded to the intersection of Ashlyn Street at Landis Street for a street robbery. The victim (84 year-old female) said she was leaving church on Landis Street and getting into her vehicle when two young black males between the ages of 10 to 12 years of age asked the victim for a ride home. The victim said yes and they both got into the back seat. When the victim approached the intersection of Ashlyn Street at Landis Street the two actors leaned over the front seat and grabbed the victim's purse. The victim grabbed one of the purse handles but they ripped it from her hand causing her to crash into a fire hydrant. Both actors exited the vehicle and fled on foot towards Brutus Way. Officers found the victim’s purse in a vacant garage on Brutus Way but her wallet was missing.
Actor #1 B/M 12 years-old, 4’ wearing a blue and white shirt
Actor #2 B/M 10 years-old, 4’ wearing a red t-shirt
If anyone has information about this case or knows the identity of the juveniles involved please call Zone Six detectives at 412-937-3051. Callers can remain anonymous.