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Man steals Lexus with 90-year-old woman still inside, police say

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Man steals Lexus with 90-year-old woman still inside, police say

By Ben Lockhart | Posted - Sep. 8, 2015 at 9:22 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY — An elderly woman was still inside a Lexus when it was stolen from a Salt Lake neighborhood Sunday, police said.

The 90-year-old woman was in the car for a short time before the man who took the car decided to abandon it, but not before taking her purse, said Salt Lake Police Lt. Martin Kaufmann.

The woman was a passenger in the car near 800 West and 300 North when the man, described only as black and in his 30s, reportedly hopped into the driver's side and drove away around 12:15 p.m.

The woman's 44-year-old granddaughter had taken her to church earlier Sunday and was dropping off one of her grandmother's friends at home when the car was stolen. The Lexus was idling in front of the home when it was taken, police said.

Detectives are seeking more information about the man who stole the car. Kaufmann said he didn't know precisely how long the man was in the car with the victim or how far he drove.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Salt Lake police at 801-799-4636 or text TIPSLCPD and any relevant details to 274637.

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