Elderly woman assaulted and robbed by man asking to shovel snow in Detroit

February 08, 2020, 10:44 AM

This may make you think twice before engaging a stranger who's asking for yard work.

A 72-year-old woman on Detroit's west side was reportedly assaulted and robbed by a 20-year-old who volunteered to shovel her snow Thursday. The young man hit the woman in the head with his shovel after she refused the offer, according to WXYZ, and stole her Chrysler 200.

This reportedly happened between 7 Mile and Greenfield. The woman had to undergo surgery, a neighbor tells the station.

Read more:  WXYZ

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