Posted on August 18, 2015

Tuskegee Airman Robbed in St. Louis Wants His Car Back, Not More Publicity

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 18, 2015

The 93-year-old former Tuskegee Airman who was robbed two times here Sunday appeared to be in good health Tuesday, but said he didn’t want publicity because it would only cause more harm.

He said he just wanted to get his car back. Never mind being one of the famous African-American pilots who served in World War II.


Officials gave this account:

After getting lost while trying to drive to his daughter’s house about 11:20 a.m., the victim stopped near McPherson Avenue and Sarah Street in the Central West End neighborhood and was attempting to call her when a man got in the car. The man took cash from the victim’s pants pocket, got out of the vehicle, entered an older, black, four-door car and left.

The victim followed the robber in his car but lost sight of the man’s vehicle near Walton Avenue and Page Boulevard.

At that location, the victim stopped, got out of his car and asked two men for help. Instead of helping the victim, they helped themselves to his car. The two men got in the victim’s car and drove away.