Robbers Fake Accident, Attack Woman: Cops

Police say a man attacked a 65-year-old woman with a knife and ripped the earrings from her body.

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    Police say the woman was attacked and robbed on Old Port Republic Road, seen here, after she tried to help a person she thought was the victim of a car accident.

    Police are investigating the robbery and attack of a woman who they say tried to help a person who she believed to be the victim of a car accident.

    It happened Saturday at 9:45 p.m. in Galloway Township. Police say as a 65-year-old woman drove home from the Atlantic City casinos, two vehicles began to follow her on Old Port Republic Road.

    The woman told police one of the vehicles passed her and appeared to race up the road in front of her. Seconds later she found what appeared to be the same vehicle sideways across the road in front of her car, forcing her to stop, according to investigators.

    The woman claims she saw a person “slumped” over the wheel. Police say she rolled her window down to ask if the person needed help. Suddenly, police say, the driver of the second vehicle that remained behind her approached her with a stocking covering his face and a knife in his hand. The suspect allegedly demanded money and jewelry. Police say the suspect cut the woman on her arm and ripped her earrings from her body. Both vehicles then fled South on Old Port Republic Road back towards US Route 9.

    “I would think that someone was definitely watching her to find out exactly what she had, her route home, things like that. Doesn’t seem to be a random act,” said Lt. Chris Doyle, Galloway Township Police.

    Police have not released a description of the suspects or vehicles that they used. If you have any information on this incident, please call the Galloway Township Police Department at 609-652-3705.