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North Richland Hills police looking for men who confronted elderly woman

North Richland Hills police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who threatened an 86-year-old woman as she picked up a newspaper in her front yard last month.

The woman told police that one man pointed a “thin handgun” at her and said, “I’ll kill you.”

The woman fell to the ground and screamed, and the men fled, Investigator Keith Bauman, a police spokesman, said Thursday.

The incident occured about 7 a.m. Sept. 28. When she first noticed the men, the woman said, they were walking north in the 4300 block of Vance Road. The man with the gun walked to within 5 feet of the woman’s driveway. The other man stayed farther back, she said.

The man with the gun could be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Bauman said.

The crime is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The woman described the man with the gun as being in his mid-20s, black, 5 feet 9 to 6 feet tall, medium build, and wearing a white shirt, dark knee-length shorts and dark baseball cap.

The man who stood back was also in his mid-20s and black, medium build, clothing unknown. — Monica S. Nagy

Can you help?

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call North Richland Hills police at 817-427-7000.