MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are looking for four women they say tried to carjack a 69-year-old woman in a Frayser parking lot, then assaulted her when she refused to give up her keys.
It happened outside of popular Chinese restaurant Sing-Lay.
A worker at Sing-Lay said the victim went there to pick up food for her granddaughter.
Police said the four suspects approached a woman who was standing next to her vehicle, and demanded her keys. They begin grabbing her until she fought them off. After a struggle, the women managed to take one of her credit cards.
A witness told police he had seen the suspects hanging around outside the restaurant prior to the attack. Some customers say on their next visit, they’ll have backup.
“That’s terrible, man. It’s messed how I can’t even now come outside to go to Sing-Lay or any restaurant because I’m a think somebody gonna try to rob me,” the victim said. “‘Why?’ You know what I’m saying? You wouldn’t want nobody to do your mother or grandmother like that,”
Video shows the incident, which happened Monday evening outside a shopping center at Frayser Boulevard and Range Line Road.
The victim did drop her food during the attack and the Sing-Lay staff said they were more than happy to replace the order free of charge.
Police are still working on identifying the girls. Anyone with tips can call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH or go to crimestopmem.org.