Robber uses force with elderly woman
Published 12:35 am Friday, August 21, 2009
A 78-year-old woman was sitting in her house in the 3100 block of Shelly Wednesday night when a visitor of sorts surprised her.
She reported a young, black male broke through her screen door.
“The male subject grabbed the victim’s neck,” Sgt. Doug Stewart said. “He began to choke her.”
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The subject took the woman’s car keys, house keys and a can of snuff. Authorities said the assailant did not take any cash.
Whoever attacked the 78-year-old woman will be charged with robbery in the first degree when the person is captured.
The Code of Alabama defines the crime as a person who “causes serious physical injury to another.” The charge carries the heaviest degree of felony possible in Alabama – class-a.
If convicted, the person would receive prison time between 10 years and 99 years and HAVE to pay a fine up to $60,000.
Police are asking for anyone with information about the 9 p.m. attack to contact them.
Authorities can be reached at the Secret Witness Line at 874-2190 or Crime Stoppers at 877-3530. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest. Crime Stoppers and the Secret Witness Line are both anonymous.