Elderly Man Injures Robbery Suspect

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

A would-be robber made off with a wallet, but not before being injured by the elderly man he was stealing from.

Shortly before 5 a.m. this morning, a 79-year-old man got a call from his 30-year-old neighbor, asking him for a ride. Police said this was not uncommon for the woman to ask him for help.

The man picked her up and took her to an apartment in the 1700 block of North Waco. He remained in the car while she went inside.

While the elderly man was waiting, another man came up to his car, opened the door and pulled him out.

The 79-year-old managed to jab one of his keys into the suspect's ear.

The robber was able to get away with the victim's wallet, but police believe he suffered a potentially serious injury. Officers are still searching for him.

The victim was not hurt.

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