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November 12th, 2012
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Woman in Wheelchair Robbed in North York Borough

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Written by: Lt. David Lash
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On 11.10.2012 at 0900 hours a 64 year old wheelchair bound North York woman reported that she had been robbed in the 500 block of North George Street in North York Borough.

The female advised that she had left her home in the 600 block of North George Street and was on her way to the Senior Center on West King Street.

The female reported that she had her purse hanging on the armrest of her electric wheelchair.  A white male who was tall and skinny approached the female from behind and grabbed the purse off of the wheelchair.  The male who was wearing light colored clothing then continued to run south on North George Street.  The purse was described as brown in color and contained cash and other miscellaneous items.  The victim was not injured during the robbery.

At 1253 hours the purse was located in the 900 block of North George Street.  The cash was missing from the purse.

The investigation into this crime continues.  Anyone with information should contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717.292.3647 or use the crime tip reporting portion of this website.

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