MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Minneapolis police are looking for two suspects wanted in the robbery of a 90-year old woman walking home from the grocery store. Marguerite Cornish wasn’t injured, but she had her purse snatched and was threatened with a gun.
The 90-year old widow was returning home over the lunch hour Wednesday after picking up groceries at Oxendale's Market near 51st Street E. and 34th Avenue S. Two women apparently followed her from the store in a car and one jumped out and told Cornish she had a gun before grabbing her purse.
"I was just paralyzed,” Cornish said. “It happened so fast and so quick. You sometimes don't react sensibly. I didn't do anything. Just standing there and I started crying, 'someone help me, someone help me, someone help me.'"
The suspects made off with about $30 in cash, a pair of eyeglasses and some medical ID cards.
UPDATE - Minneapolis police have released surveillance photos of the suspects in this case. Anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward. Call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin message with: TIP674.