BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — Police are searching for a man they say attacked two elderly women in two different Walmart parking lots within hours.
The first incident happened on Saturday evening in Forrest City.
According to authorities, the victim was loading groceries into her car when the suspect approached her armed with a butcher knife. He took her purse then got into a car and fled.
Fourteen hours later, a man matching the first suspect’s description attacked an 87-year-old woman in Blytheville. He knocked her to the ground, stole her purse then fled the scene.
That victim was transported to the hospital for injuries to her hip.
“I think people are getting pretty desperate around here to do something like that in broad daylight,” said customer Jearlean Williams.
Police are working with multiple jurisdictions to capture this man. They believe he has Texas tags.
If you can help, call the Blytheville Police Department at (870) 763-4411.