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Good Samaritans robbed at gunpoint

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(WMC-TV) – Two women thought they were doing a good deed by offering a man a ride.

But it turned out to be a ride they'll never forget after they were robbed at gunpoint.

"I don't know nothing about him. I'm 80 years old," Peggy Mae Turner said.

Turner said she has not seen the teen suspected of robbing two women on the street where she lives near Lamar.

Police said the suspect, captured by surveillance cameras, came up to two ladies at the Texaco Station at Winchester and Hickory Hill last Saturday and asked for a ride home. He played on their good intentions saying he missed the bus and would be in trouble with his parents. It all happened around 8 o'clock at night.

They agreed and drove him several miles away to the street where he said he lived.

Police said the women dropped the man off on Marechalneil. When he got out of the car they said he pulled a handgun on the women and asked for cash. They gave it to him and he took off.

"Sorry to hear what happened to them, but me giving a stranger a ride? No not me," Magnolia Turner said.

The suspect is described as being between 15 and 18 years old, 5'9 and 170 pounds wearing a University of Memphis hooded sweatshirt. He was armed with some type of a hand gun.

"It's good you want to be a Good Samaritan, but in this day and time you are setting yourself up," Allen Carson said.

Memphis police said the person in the video and photos is also a possible suspect in several other robberies that happened in the Orange Mound Area.

If you know who he is, call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.

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