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Woman placed in headlock and robbed

  • Written by Bob Rakow

  A man awoke an elderly woman and forced her out of bed Jan. 2 before stealing her purse, police said.
  The incident took place at 7:54 p.m. in the 9300 block of Tulley Ave., police said.
  The man told the 85-year-old victim, “I want your purse, where’s your money?” He then placed the woman in a headlock, forced her out of the bed and down the stairs into the living room, according to reports.
  The woman pointed out her purse, which was located next to the couch. The man grabbed the purse, left the house and headed north on foot, police said.
  The victim told police the offender looked familiar and she believed he might be from the area. She was unsure of the exact contents of his purse.
  Police later brought a man in for questioning who also lives on Tulley Avenue