Las Vegas police say elderly targeted in string of robberies
Victoria Spilabotte & Katie Crowther
Las Vegas police are warning valley residents about violent crimes targeting the elderly.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are warning Valley residents about violent crimes targeting the elderly.
Police have received reports of two suspects who follow their victims home and then rob them in their driveways.
The string of robberies started on the 4th of July. Since then, 10 such robberies have been reported throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
The robberies were announced Thursday at a press conference at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's headquarters.
Police told the media at the conference the suspects are using guns to rob their victims.
"Our biggest fear here is that these crimes are getting more violent as they go on," Lt. William Scott said. "We're just fearful that somebody is going to lose their life or get seriously injured."
The latest robbery took place Wednesday night. The suspects threw a man down on some sharp rocks and stole $800.
They did not release any information about possible suspects. The police is asking for the public's help in stopping the robberies.
"I know there's somebody out there that knows who these individuals are," Scott said. "We're asking for their assistance with some help in identifying and arresting these individuals."
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.