MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint outside a Christian school before breaking into the building.
Police said the victim arrived at the Gateway Christian School on Macon Road Tuesday when a silver sedan with Mississippi tags pulled up.
The 71-year-old victim told officers a man got out of the driver’s seat, approached her while pointing a gun at her, and demanded her purse. The suspect then left the scene.
According to police, the victim ran into the school and several minutes later, the silver sedan returned and the same man got out of the vehicle. Surveillance video shows him using a gun to break into the school.
According to a police report, he began ‘yelling something about calling the police,’ which the victim was doing after she locked herself in an office.
Police said when the suspect couldn’t find her inside the school, he got into the sedan and drove away.
MPD said no students were at the school when the incident happened but they did not say if the suspect stole anything from the school.
We stopped by Gateway Baptist Church, located in the same parking lot as the school, Wednesday to speak with the pastor, but he wasn’t available.
If you have any information that could help detectives, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.