Four Arrested for Knocking 96 Yr-Old Woman to Ground, Robbing Her Home, Stealing Her Emergency Alarm
Four suspects were arrested this week after breaking into a 96 year-old woman’s home, pushing her to the ground, robbing her home and stealing her emergency alarm necklace.
The woman crawled to her kitchen and called for help.
CBS Local reported:
Police have arrested four men accused of robbing an elderly woman in Crafton Heights, knocking her down and taking her emergency alarm remote before she could call for help.
The robbery happened at the woman’s home in the 800-block of Dubois Street around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The four young men, identified by police as 18-year-old Denzelle Kendrick and 20-year-old Douglas Meggett both of Sheraden, as well as 19-year-old Malik Boyd of Braddock and 20-year-old Gregory McKeithen of Castle Shannon, are all facing charges of robbery, burglary and criminal conspiracy.
According to police, it all started when there was a knock at the 96-year-old victim’s door.
When she answered, police say she found the four suspects at her door. When she reached for the emergency alarm attached to her walker, the suspects knocked her to the floor and took it from her.
Kristyna Wright, a neighbor said, “She’s a poor old lady. She’s nice, sits outside all summer, waves to everybody, and they just knew that they could get in there.”
Police say the suspects then rummaged through her home and took several other items, then ran away.