Police: Suspect wrestled 66-year-old to ground during robbery

By News Staff


A 66-year-old man was wrestled to the floor while being robbed at a New Bedford store.

Around 8:30 Wednesday morning, police say the man was waiting in line to buy something when a young man came up behind him and reached into his pockets.

A struggle ensued as the two wrestled to the floor and the suspect eventually got away with a small amount of cash from the victim’s pocket.

The suspect, who police say was young with a dark complexion, fled east on Collette St. through yards and then down Davis St.

The victim was uninjured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 508-991-6300 ext. 320 or leave an anonymous tip at 508-961-4584.

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