The two men approached Elmeania Lamprey, 70, outside the Walmart located at 7800 East Smith Road on Monday afternoon. She had just cashed her tax refund check and was walking back to her car.
“Evidently this guy, he was watching me,” said Lamprey.
She believes the men were targeting her, waiting until she was alone outside the store before they grabbed her, beat her and stole her entire $4,800 tax refund.
Police said surveillance video shows a man in a red hat watching and following Lamprey out of the store before he grabbed her from behind.
“He grabbed me, hit me across my head,” said Lamprey. “Pretty sure he kicked me.”
Then he grabbed an envelope she was carrying which contained her refund.
Police believe the man got into a black SUV driven by a man in a blue shirt and sped away.
“It’s still shocking that this happened,” said Lamprey.
Lamprey said as time passes she is less angry with her attacker but she does want justice.
She is bruised but not seriously injured.