Northeast Times

Robber who mugged senior woman arrested

News me­dia cov­er­age and a pub­lic tip helped po­lice identi­fy and loc­ate a thug who al­legedly robbed a seni­or wo­man at a Frank­ford ATM on Aug. 3.

Patrol cops in South­w­est Philly’s 12th dis­trict cap­tured Da­wone Wright, 37, fol­low­ing a re­port of a dis­turb­ance on the 6000 block of Re­in­hard St. When of­ficers went to the scene, an an­onym­ous tip­ster in­formed them that Wright, who lives on the block, was the man seen in sur­veil­lance video rob­bing the ATM pat­ron out­side a Wells Fargo at 5119 Frank­ford Ave. 

Pre­vi­ously, po­lice had re­leased video of the rob­bery to the news me­dia. In the video, the mug­ger is seen grabbing cash from the 64-year-old wo­man’s hands and pulling her vi­ol­ently. The wo­man in­jured her shoulder and re­quired hos­pit­al treat­ment, po­lice said.

When con­fron­ted by po­lice about the rob­bery, Wright sur­rendered without in­cid­ent. ••

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