Suspect reportedly pushes elderly woman down, steals envelope of cash

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – An elderly Columbus woman was shoved to the ground as a thief took off with her money.

Family members of the victim told WCBI the incident happened on April 20 at Trinity Place Retirement Community.

The 93-year-old victim was outside her apartment when she was approached and asked if she needed help putting water in a bird bath.

She said yes and that’s when the accused burglar went inside the apartment and took an envelope of cash while hiding a cell phone from the lady.

The victim tried to stop the thief but was punched in the chest and fell backward.

It is believed the suspect caught a ride away from the area during this crime of opportunity.

A CPD spokesperson said the incident is under investigation.

If you have any information, call Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at (662)494-0109.

Full statement from Trinity Place Retirement Community: “The safety of the elders who live at Trinity Retirement Community is of utmost importance to us and we take vigorous measures to secure the campus. Trinity’s vision is that all elders who live with us are safe and secure. We provide proactive safety
education as well as continuous video monitoring of the campus, along with 24-hour security patrols.” Trinity Statement

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