A robber allegedly choked an 88-year-old man through an open car window Friday, demanding that he hand over his wallet. “Swear to God, I’ll kill you,” the robber said. “Give me your wallet.”
The robber reached through the partially open window and started choking the 88-year-old man who had just parked in his driveway.
“Swear to God, I’ll kill you,” the robber said. “Give me your wallet.”
The man had pulled into the driveway at his home in a North Weymouth neighborhood just before 7 p.m. Friday when a white car pulled in behind him, Weymouth police Detective Sgt. Rick Fuller said.
A man got out of the second car, reached in the driver’s side window and grabbed the older man by the throat.
After getting the wallet, which had cash and credit cards in it, the man drove away.
Later that evening, one of the credit cards was used to buy alcohol at RK Mart on Broad Street in Weymouth.
After looking at video from the store, Detective Sgt. Tom Greeley identified the man allegedly using the card as Richard Newell, 43, of 48 Granite St., Weymouth. Fuller said Greeley knew Newell as someone “we’ve dealt with before.”
At Newell’s home, Greeley saw he was wearing the same clothes as the victim described, along with the walking cast the detective had seen the person at the liquor store wearing. The victim’s wallet allegedly was in Newell’s car.
Newell was arrested and charged with unarmed robbery of a person over 60 years old, assault and battery, threatening to commit a crime, larceny from a person over 65 years old and improper use of a credit card.
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