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Elderly couple in their 80s carjacked, robbed in their Detroit driveway

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Ruby, 85, and Wilber, 88, Warr Ruby, 85, and Wilber, 88, Warr
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

"Help! Hellllpppp! As loud as I could."

85-year-old Ruby Warr laughs as she reenacts her cry for help, but no one was laughing Monday night when she and her 88-year-old husband, Wilber, were carjacked in front of their home.

The couple was driving home after a game of cards and say they were about to pull into the driveway when someone walked up to them.

"I was opening up the gates and, when I looked around, this guy was behind me," Wilber says. They say it was a guy - with a gun - who showed up at their home on Outer Drive.

"He said, 'Alright. Sit down!'" Wilber says.

"Then they pounced on us all at once," says Ruby. "The one guy got him with the gun, that had the gun, and sat him down and told him 'Sit down!'"

"Then he said, 'Empty your pockets! Empty your pockets!'" Wilber remembers.

The gunman demanded Wilber's ring and bracelet. Inside the car a second man was taking Ruby's jewelry, pulling the rings off her fingers.

"He jumped right in the car and said, 'Give me your money! Give me your purse!'" Ruby says. "I asked him 'Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this to us?' I said, 'We don't bother anybody.' I said, 'We help people all the time,' - and we do."

As the man was getting out of the car Ruby says she asked for her wallet back and he "threw" it back to her.  That's when she got out of the car and started yelling for help.

Four young men got into their Lincoln and drove off. - Detroit Police tracked down the car a short time later but the carjackers were gone.

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