- Post 02 May 2012
- By Submitted -- Standard eBox
Police in Hamilton, N.J. say two elderly sisters, aged 94 and 93, fought off an armed 27-year-old man who tried to rob them and steal their car.
Sergio Fernando Solorzano-Vasquez was jailed Monday and charged with robbery and carjacking. Police say he jumped into their car and hid in the backseat when they went into a CVS store on Sunday morning.
When they came out, and got back into the car, Solorzano-Vasquez allegedly made his move. Police say he started swinging his knife and threatening the women, but he might not have expected what happened next.
Police say instead of simply giving in, the 94-year-old driver swung her arm back to hit and block the suspect while the 93-year-old sister got out and began to scream for help.
Apparently realizing that it wasn't going to be an easy score, the man took off.
The attacker was seen running away from the scene on three different surveillance cameras at a gas station across the street. He was later located and taken into custody.
As for the two sisters, they are doing fine and don't know what all the fuss is all about. They declined a request for an interview and asked for their names to remain private.
"They say that they hold no animosity toward this guy but hope they never see him again," Det. Robert Miktus of the Hamilton Twp. Police Dept. said.
Solorzano-Vasquez, of Trenton, was facing attempted carjacking, aggravated assault and weapons charges.