DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver are searching for two men who attacked a grandmother and stole her cash after she cashed a check at Walmart.

The two men approached Elmeania Lamprey, 70, outside the Walmart located at 7800 East Smith Road on Monday afternoon. She had just cashed her tax refund check and was walking back to her car.

“Evidently this guy, he was watching me,” said Lamprey.

She believes the men were targeting her, waiting until she was alone outside the store before they grabbed her, beat her and stole her entire $4,800 tax refund.

Police said surveillance video shows a man in a red hat watching and following Lamprey out of the store before he grabbed her from behind.

“He grabbed me, hit me across my head,” said Lamprey. “Pretty sure he kicked me.”

Then he grabbed an envelope she was carrying which contained her refund.

Images of the suspects (credit: Denver Police Department)

Images of the suspects (credit: Denver Police Department)

Police believe the man got into a black SUV driven by a man in a blue shirt and sped away.

“It’s still shocking that this happened,” said Lamprey.

Lamprey said as time passes she is less angry with her attacker but she does want justice.

She is bruised but not seriously injured.

Additional Information From The Denver Police Department

Anyone with information is asked to call Denver police at (720) 913-2000. Remain anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). Text to CRIMES (274637) then title DMCS and enter the message or send an e-mail to


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