77-year-old robbed by woman claiming to know her from church

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A 77-year-old woman was robbed by a woman who approached her at a gas station, claiming to know her from church.

Detroit police say the victim was pumping gas between 2 to 5 p.m. March 6 in the 20000 block of W. 7 Mile when she was first approached by a man. The male suspect, a black man about 60 years old, asked if she wanted to join an investment group.

The woman says she was then approached by a female suspect, a black woman approximately 45 years old, who said she knew the victim from church.

As the elderly woman finished pumping gas and got into her car, the female suspect also got into the vehicle with her hand in her pocket. She instructed the woman to drive to Bank of America at Oakman and Livernois. That's where the victim was instructed to withdraw money.

She was then told to drive to Evergreen and 7 Mile to meet the other suspect but the man did not appear. The female suspect took the cash from the victim and fled on foot.

No one was injured in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5840 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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