published Monday, August 8th, 2011

101-year-old Georgia man thrown to ground, robbed

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Police say a 101-year-old man was attacked and robbed moments after he stepped off a church bus in Georgia.

Authorities say the man was walking home Sunday after getting off the bus and was jumped as he tried to open the door to his house. The Savannah Morning News reports he tried to fight back and was thrown to the ground.

The suspect grabbed the man's wallet, which held $61 and his identification card, and then ran off.

Lt. Racine Chaney, who is with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police department, says most crimes are senseless but called the robbery particularly reprehensible.

The elderly man was taken to an emergency room for minor cuts and bruises on his face and hand and pain on the right side of his body.

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Justreading said...

Pathetic.

August 8, 2011 at 11:47 a.m.
LibDem said...

Pathetic, indeed. I doubt the thug will reach such a venerable age.

August 8, 2011 at 12:03 p.m.
tderng said...

woulda been hard to even crawl away with a couple of broke knees and an arm or two!!!

August 8, 2011 at 1:38 p.m.
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