Good Samaritans recover elderly couple's money after attack

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PHOENIX -- Police are searching for two men who attacked an elderly couple at a Phoenix bank Tuesday morning.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, the couple went to the Chase bank at 19th Avenue and Bethany Home Road at approximately 8 a.m. and made a large withdrawal. They were then headed to make a holiday donation as they do every year.

As the 90-year-old man was helping his 88-year-old wife into their car, they were approached by two men. One of the suspects attacked the man, pushing him to the ground. He then grabbed the case of money and took off running.

Twin brothers headed to work witnessed the incident. One of the men jumped out of their car and chased down one of the suspects. The good Samaritans were able to grab the case with the money, but the two suspects got away.

The elderly man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but they do not appear to be life threatening. Police said his wife was shaken up and firefighters took her to the hospital to be with her husband.

The suspects are described as skinny, young Hispanic men. One suspect is described as 19 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 130 pounds with short, dark hair and a small amount of facial hair. He was wearing a gray hoodie and baggy jeans. The second suspect was approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with dark hair and a dark jacket.

They were seen driving away in a 1998 Ford Mustang that was either red or maroon with chrome and black rims.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department.