Thursday, February 11, 2016

Arrest made in Easter robbery, assault of 94-year-old woman

Over the weekend, cops nabbed the man they say robbed and assaulted a 94-year-old woman as she walked home from a grocery store in the Northeast's Bell's Corner section on Easter Sunday.

Arrest made in Easter robbery, assault of 94-year-old woman

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This post has been updated.

Cops nabbed the man they say robbed and assaulted a 94-year-old woman as she walked home from a grocery store in the Northeast’s Bell’s Corner section on Easter Sunday. Police say after surveillance video of the robbery was released last week, they received several tips about the crime.

Police said 29-year-old Antonio Santiago, of Kennedy Street near James in Bridesburg, faces charges of robbery, aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, theft and receiving stolen property.

In the attack, cops said, Santiago knocked the senior citizen to the ground and stole her purse. She suffered a broken arm and several cuts and bruises, police said.

According to court documents, Santiago is being held at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on $200,000 bail. He’s set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing May 1.

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