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January 6, 2014

Elderly woman robbed at knifepoint

TIFTON —

An armed robbery with a knife was reported by an 84-year-old elderly woman Thursday afternoon on South Ridge Avenue.

According to an incident report filed at the Tifton Police Department, the incident occurred Dec. 19. Officer Jason Waite reported the elderly woman said that between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 19, she was inside her residence located in the 700 block of South Ridge Avenue when a black male knocked on her door. She opened the door and the subject asked about renting an apartment from her.

The woman said she told the subject he would need to contact her daughter about the apartment because she handled the rentals. The subject then asked if he could use her telephone because he didn’t have one. The woman dialed her daughter’s number and allowed the subject to speak with her about the properties available. She said he asked to set up a meeting on Dec. 22, however, he never provided his name or any contact information.

After getting off of the telephone, the subject then handed it to her and as she took it from him, he picked up a knife off of the kitchen table and forcibly grabbed her by the arm. She said the subject told her he didn’t come there to rent an apartment – he was there for money. The woman said she attempted to pull away from the subject and run, but he held on tighter and pulled her closer to him and then brought the knife toward her in a stabbing motion. She reported he didn’t cut her with the knife, but his actions caused her to believe he would if she continued to resist him.

She reached for her purse and removed approximately $100, and gave it to him. 

After taking the money, the subject told her if she called the police, he would come back and kill her. He then fled the residence in an unknown direction.

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