Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly robbed an
elderly man at gunpoint, driving him across town to make him
retrieve cash from two different locations.
Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly robbed an elderly man at gunpoint, driving him across town to make him retrieve cash from two different locations.
The 73-year-old victim, a Morgan Hill resident, was approached in the parking lot of the Dollar Tree store, 16975 Monterey Rd., by a man wielding a handgun about 1 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. Shane Palsgrove said.
The suspect pointed the gun into the man’s back and forced him into a waiting vehicle driven by a second male suspect, police said.
With the second suspect driving, the trio traveled to the area near the World Gas station on Monterey Road at San Pedro Avenue, according to Palsgrove. One of the suspects took the elderly victim’s wallet and found his Wells Fargo bank card. They then drove to Wells Fargo bank at Monterey Road and Main Avenue, where the first suspect made him withdraw an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The suspects then drove the victim back to the Dollar Tree parking lot, where the victim’s car was parked, police said. The suspects told the man they were going to follow him home. The victim drove to his home on Live Oak Avenue, where the suspects robbed him for more cash.
The robbers threatened to kill the man and his wife if he called police, and they fled in an unknown direction, police said.
Police released sketches of the two robbers, who are still at large. They were driving a newer model gray four-door vehicle.
The case is under investigation, police said. Any witnesses or anyone with knowledge of the incident, or the whereabouts of the robbers, may call Morgan Hill Detective Scott Purvis at (408) 779-2101, or the anonymous tip line at (408) 947-7867.