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Elderly Bronx man mugged while holding Mother's Day flowers


A 78-year-old Bronx man is uninjured after being mugged early Friday morning while holding flowers he intended to leave on his mother's grave, DNAinfo.com reports.

The man was walking near Tremont and Honeywell Avenues in West Farms when two men accosted him, police said. A security video shows the victim fighting back as the men wrestled him to the ground and pulled a gold chain off his neck.

Police nearby witnessed the robbery and gave chase. They captured one of the men, Charles Hackett, 23. The other made it to a silver vehicle and drove off.

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