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Man arrested for allegedly stealing from 93-year-old shopper in wheelchair

The man was caught on video stealing money from the elderly woman, according to police.

The thief who police say targeted a 93-year-old wheelchair-bound woman on Wednesday has been apprehended.

At around noon, the woman entered Regines clothing store located at 176 E. 116 St. in East Harlem with a friend. Surveillance video caughta man apparently removing a white envelope from the victim's bra.

The envelope contained the woman's rent money, according to police.

Friday morning police reported that a suspect had been arrested, citing an New York Post articleon Twitter.

Police charged 26-year-old Brooklyn resident Broyoan Lopez with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property,AP reported.

Cristabelle Tumola contributed to this report.


 

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