Memphis woman robbed at gunpoint during a visit to mother’s grave on Christmas

Memphis police Friday released surveillance images of the Grinch who robbed a woman in broad daylight on Christmas as they visit her mother’s grave.

“The robber approached the victim at the tomb, and threatened her with a black semi-automatic handgun,” police said.

The woman went to Elmwood Cemetery around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to pay her respects to her mother, when she is suddenly approached by the man. She handed over the car keys and mobile phone, and the thief ransacked her car towed and her purse.


“He stole her wallet with credit cards and debit cards, a makeup bag, and $10 in money,” police said.

The robber fled — but he for the first time the woman’s purse and keys.

The suspect appeared to be about 18 years old and wore a green jacket with a hood and Adidas pants, FOX13 Memphis reported.

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