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Phoenix police say road rage turned into armed robbery of elderly man in 2021

Apr 11, 2022, 10:15 AM
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An 85-year-old Phoenix man was the victim of road rage. He was apparently driving too slow.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Reaume says it happened May 2, 2021. It was about 7 a.m. on a Sunday near 75th Avenue and Sells Drive, which is just north of Indian School Road.

“The victim was driving a little slow on the road, but, you know, it was Sunday morning. Another driver got upset with him and was armed with a handgun and robbed him,” Reaume says.

Talk about a terrifying experience for the elderly man.

“The suspects confronted the victim and pointed a handgun at him,” Reaume says. “They took his property to include his phone, his money, his wallet and his bank card.”

The suspects and their vehicle were later captured on video when they used the victim’s bank card at a nearby convenience store. They’re both in their late 20s or early 30s; one had dreadlocks and a thin build while the other wore earrings, eyeglasses and a black Chicago Bulls baseball cap with a red brim.

Thankfully, the victim wasn’t hurt.

Reaume says, “This isn’t a typical road rage incident where there’s a back-and-forth, fighting, aggressive behavior by the victim. This time the victim was just driving slow and the suspects became upset with him.”

Read more about the case here.

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Phoenix police say road rage turned into armed robbery of elderly man in 2021