Skip to comments.Robbers Fake Accident, Attack Woman: Cops
Posted on 04/23/2012 4:13:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee
Police say a man attacked a 65-year-old woman with a knife and ripped the earrings from her body.
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 as a 65-year-old woman drove home from the Atlantic City casinos, two vehicles began to follow her on Old Port Republic Road.
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. Both vehicles then fled South on Old Port Republic Road back towards US Route 9.
I would think that someone was definitely watching her to find out exactly what she had, her route home, things like that. Doesnt seem to be a random act, said Lt. Chris Doyle, Galloway Township Police.
Police have not released a description of the suspects or vehicles that they used. If you have any information on this incident, please call the Galloway Township Police Department at 609-652-3705.
You may be right.
I guess my Guardian Angel was working overtime.
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Nice tie-in to recent events. Good catch.
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Stuff like this has been going on in Oregon for years. Popular MO is to come up behind a car at a stop sign or light. Bump the car in front, when the person, usually a woman alone, gets out to see if there is damage, rob or rape or both. The bad guys even got so bold as to make their cars look like state patrol cruisers. Of course, since Oregon passed concealed carry laws, these things have died down some.
Go ahead and add me to the list as well.
These desperados are searching for new ways to rob, taking advantage of elderly is nothing new, especially after gambling at a casino.
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I can imagine a passerby approaching their trap, and it turns out to be a converted Escalade with a Dillon mini gun coming up out of the roof.
Myself I could fabricate a pepper gas dispenser to the outside drivers mirror with a safety switch on the inside armrest. Or adding a cattle shocker to the door handle.
Yep, I hope they run into such a vehicle soon. BTW, jack black updates the list.
I guess there are sillier ways for criminals to commit suicide.
Link to that last?
” The first instinct of decent people is to stop and render aid. Thugs take advantage of this fact. I think that is what I despise most about them. They take someones instinct to help another person in trouble and use it against them.”
Thanks to Travis, Jack Black, and a number of FReepers, I have learned to look after myself first. I will help anyone in distress....via cell phone, or police station, if available.
Oh, different story (with a happier ending)
Uh, no, not in the Peoples Republik of Neu Jerzey - no carry licenses issued to mere subjects, not since the late 1960s. My father was a surgeon with narcotics in his office, and he was told by the local PD that there's no way he could get a carry license, even with coming out to the office in the middle of the night to handle emergencies quite often. He was told to call the cops and request an escort in the future - with the result being that he told all emergencies to meet him at the hospital ER and not his office. He knew they'd show up once or twice, then be "busy" then start not showing at all and making him feel like a burden on the system. So much for the State being on the side of the ordinary, decent, responsible citizen.
I'm am very glad to be in a shall issue state, one that even allows non-license holders to carry in their cars.
What can I say... Sometimes I forget that there are places where you aren’t allowed to carry.
Thanks. You’ll note I found and posted that second one. Someone else has reposted it.
Idiot gov't employees...
My dad served in Vietnam and told me that the Viet Cong used similar tactics, but by the time he'd arrived in-country (1970-71) the Americans were used to this and he was quickly taught to keep driving no matter what. He did a lot of supply runs for his artillery unit, so he knows how far a deuce-and-a-half will run with a flat tire and how far you can tow a howitzer when one of the tow bars comes loose.
I wonder if the perps in this case had military backgrounds?
Amen. That was a big reason why I moved from Cali to FL.
I think after one mag the porch would be cleared, with the uninjured taking off at a high rate of speed.
Possible. Even if they only served a few years, they’d still pick up a great deal of knowledge on tactics such as ambushes.
Add me to the list also, please....
Yep. And even the motorpool/driver types would have had lots of briefings and experience at running vehicle convoys, counter-ambush drilss etc. It’s a small jump from that to being the ambusher.
In Mexico, many of the drug cartels have former police officers and drug enforcement personnel on their payrolls. They use the knowledge these men possess to make their operations all but impossible to dismantle.
Good points. Military or spooks to dangerous criminals is a well-trod path, if one is criminal-minded.
You mean faster than 180gr at 1470fps?
Now that would be impressive.
I only leave Pennsylvania and go to Jersey under protest. It always involves family. I have to go unarmed and feel naked all day. The calculation is that where I go, I'm far more likely to run afoul of the cops than criminals. Hardly ever go to Atlantic City any more.
My wife is going to read EFAD now. She said that she would try to log any typos she came across.
BTW, we just bought the second book.
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The police do not look favorably upon shots in the back while goblins are running away.
” yup, dial 911 but don’t slow down and never stop, back up and turn around if you have to... it ain’t worth yer life “
Guys, I was just thinking about my childhood, when the “Dick Van Dyke Show” was on, and “Secret Agent”....McGoohan...we would never think twice about helping a neighbor, or even a stranger. Sad times in America....the 1960’s are gone.....Seig Heil!