Police in Texas are searching for two guys after they were shown on camera robbing an elderly man in April of a pricey wheelchair scooter.
Two guys came up to 87-year-old Bob Woods while he was cleaning his firearms on the porch of his caregiver’s house. The caregiver, Amanda Rodriguez, had left to pick up her kid after soccer practice.
The two men proposed paying Woods $1,200 for the guns and the electric scooter.
They left with the goods after promising to return to give him the money that they owed him, but they never came back.
Woods told KTVT-TV, “I believed them, but they grabbed it and fled, and they did not pay me.”
When Rodriguez got home, she learned they had conned Woods and saw that portions of the conversation had been captured on her security cameras. In the hopes that somebody would recognize them and report their actions to the police, she made a police report and later shared screenshots of both of them on social media.
Woods, who has dementia, had trouble recalling the scooter’s purchase price, but he ultimately remembered that he had spent $4,500 for it.
The old man’s scooter is no longer available.
A video that the Irving PD released shows the two guys tying down the scooter after loading it into their maroon pickup truck. If anyone is able to identify either of these two suspects, please let the police know.
“It’s wrong in every way. How are you able to just sit there and take advantage of an old man?” Rodriguez questioned.