ORLANDO, Fla. – A 74-year-old woman was robbed at gunpoint at an Orlando shopping center, according to an Orlando Police report.
Police said officers said they responded to the 4300 block of Clarcona Ocoee Road this past Sunday for a report of an armed robbery.
This is in the area of Clarcona Crossings.
Mattie Morris told News 6 she had just purchased something to drink at the Dollar General when two teenagers outside asked her for money.
She said she told them she didn’t have any money, and continued to walk.
Morris said she made her way to the rear of the shopping center to go to a different shopping center, and that’s when she spotted a black Toyota Corolla speed past her and reverse next to a dumpster in the area.
She said a teenager got out and pointed a silver gun at her and demanded her purse.
“I said, ‘I’m not giving you my bag,’” she said. “I’m not giving you my bag, now move out of the way.”
Morris said the driver left the car and demanded her purse.
“He kept yanking, and we were like kids. I was pulling, he was pulling. He gave one big jerk, and I heard the strap pop,” she said.
She said the teen pushed her face first into a tree, and drove away.
“This is real,” she said. “He got my bag with everything I got.”
Morris said the following was stolen:
- Her purse
- $600 in cash
- Florida identification card
- Health insurance card
- Medical paperwork
Police said they looked at surveillance video from a store in the area.
Investigators said the two males in the incident looked to be under the age of 18.
Officers said the video shows the Corolla to leave the scene was bearing an unknown Florida tag, plastic hub caps, but the passenger front hub cap was missing and exposing an all-black rim and a rusted roof.
“I know people have had worse things happen than what happened to me. I was blessed they didn’t hurt me. They could’ve shot me,” the Morris said.