69-year old female was the victim of a staged car crash, which resulted in her being robbed when she tried to exchange insurance information.
The Seal Beach Police department is currently on the case, but there is a chance that the woman is slightly to blame.
This incident occurred early Tuesday morning in Orange County. The victim was driving in the parking lot of the Imperial Spa in Garden Grove when a gray Jaguar bumped her car.
Two men got out of the car after she was bumped from behind and got close to the woman, but they would not give her their insurance information.
That is when she did the worst thing imaginable. She agreed to let the suspects follow her to her home, because she did not have all her paperwork with her in the car. Luckily, she changed her mind, pulling into the parking lot of the Ayres Hotel.
Once at the hotel, she started talking to one of the men from the car. His partner then grabbed her, which spooked her into running into the hotel lobby. This was the right choice, as it put her in a safe position. When she got back to her car, her purse was missing from her car.
“It does appear that it was a staged accident. … Given the circumstances afterward, I think it’s fair to make that inference,” Seal Beach police Sgt. Michael Henderson told KTLA.
The two men fled in the Jaguar.
The first suspect was described as black man in his mid-20s, standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The second suspect was described as a black man in his mid-20s, standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a short-sleeve white shirt with an unknown logo and blue jeans. The suspects’ car was described as a possibly older, gray, Jaguar four-door sedan with a broken right rear brake light.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Detective Jeff Gibson at 562-799-4100, ext. 1109.