CRIME

93-Year-Old Tuskegee Airman Robbed, Then Carjacked After He Gets Lost

The WWII vet said he got out of his car to ask two men for help. They got into his car and drove away.

A 93-year-old WWII veteran was robbed and carjacked in two separate incidents after getting lost in St. Louis on the way to his daughter's house.

The trouble started on Sunday in North St. Louis when the veteran, who was part of the Tuskegee Airmen, stopped his car to call his daughter, according to KTVI. At that point, police said, a man entered the victim's car and took money out of his pocket before getting out and fleeing in another car.

The veteran, whose name has not been released, tried to follow the robber but eventually lost sight of him. That's when the victim got out of his car and asked two bystanders for help, KMOV reported.

Instead of coming to his assistance, police said, the men got into his car and drove away.

The victim was uninjured, according to The Associated Press.

Police are now looking for the veteran's maroon 2012 Honda Accord Sedan with Missouri license plate AA2 K8R. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact St. Louis Crime Stoppers.

 The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American pilots who fought in WWII.

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