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Report: Strong-arm robbers accost elderly woman walking in Cavelero area
Jump-out boys took her for cash and demanded the ailing woman's address — for possible follow-home robbery — victim's son states in widely-read social media post
A pair of strong arm robbers hopped out of a parked car and robbed an elderly woman taking her daily stroll near Trestle Station on 20th, according to an area resident’s nightmarish NextDoor post today.
The man says two aggressive dudes got in the face of his elderly mother — who is recovering from a stroke —and intimidated her into forking over all of her cash — over $500 in total.
Even more disturbing: the jump-out robbers demanded the woman’s home address, in what the son believes was an attempt to commit a follow-home robbery.
From the original post, which has generated over 40 responses from area residents:
“My mom was walking alone… and two men came out of (a) car and asked for money…they didn’t need do do much because she frightens easily… (and) she had a stroke few years ago.”
“They got $200 from her and asked her for more. Both men were at her face. In total she pulled out $540 bucks and handed it to them.”
“They also asked where she lived and (said) that they wanted more money. She refused and (they) let her on her way.”
NextDoor is a location-based neighborhood social network that groups area residents at the neighborhood and block level and serves as a bulletin board of sorts.
NextDoor requires address and location verification for posters.
The Journal 425 isn’t naming the man at this time, although his name is attached to his post. We’ve confirmed that the account that posted this report is tied to a local resident.
The poster said his mother was too shook up to report the incident.
“I'm assuming the men wanted to go in house cause if she carried that much cash,” the poster said, before concluding with a warning:
“Be careful South Lake Stevens.”
We’ll run this by the LSPD and ask for a response. There are definitely multiple cameras in the area.
More on this story as information becomes available.