An elderly woman was left without a car on the side of a Queens street after a minor fender-bender turned into a crime scene, police say.
The NYPD says on Sept. 19, a man and a woman riding in a white sedan rear-ended the 74-year-old woman’s SUV near 109th Avenue and 120th Street in South Ozone Park.
The victim then got out of the car to exchange information with the driver of the sedan, but police said he got angry and refused to let her write down his license plate.
That is when a second suspect, a woman last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants, walked around the sedan and got into the driver’s seat. The man then shoved the victim aside and jumped into her SUV and sped off, leaving her stranded in the middle of the road, officials said.
The man, who was last seen wearing a red shirt, and the woman haven’t been seen since. Both cars are also missing.
Security video from the crime scene shows it all unfold. It shows the white car slowly hit the SUV from behind. A short time later, the woman speeds off with the passenger's side door still open while the man in the red shirt hops into the SUV and drives off.
Investigators urge witnesses to call Crime Stoppers with tips that could lead to the duo’s arrest.
Police say the woman was not injured.