Posted on April 23, 2012

Robbers Fake Accident, Attack Woman: Cops

David Chang, NBC 10 Philadelphia, April 23, 2012

Police are investigating the robbery and attack of a woman who they say tried to help a person who she believed to be the victim of a car accident.

It happened Saturday at 9:45 p.m. in Galloway Township. Police say a 65-year-old woman was driving home on Old Port Republic Road when two vehicles began to follow her. The woman told police one of the vehicles passed her and appeared to race up the road in front of her. Seconds later she found what appeared to be the same vehicle sideways across the road in front of her car, forcing her to stop, according to investigators.

The woman claims she saw a person “slumped” over the wheel. Police say she rolled her window down to ask if the person needed help. Suddenly, police say, the driver of the second vehicle that remained behind her approached her with a stocking covering his face and a knife in his hand. The suspect allegedly demanded money and jewelry. Police say the suspect cut the woman on her arm and ripped her earrings from her body. {snip}