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Two Accused of Robbing Lowell Woman in Wheelchair


LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Police in Lowell say two teenagers have been charged with robbing a woman in a wheelchair on a city street

Two suspects, one 16, another 18, were arrested Tuesday for the robbery last week that Capt. Kelly Richardson called “disturbing to say the least.”

Police say the 58-year-old victim was robbed in the middle of the day March 27. One suspect acted as a lookout while the other ran up behind her and grabbed her purse. They fled on foot.

The Sun reports that a photograph led to the arrest of the younger suspect, whose name was not released because of his age.

Eighteen-year-old Elvin Alvarez was arrested at his home.

Both are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of unarmed robbery.


Information from: The (Lowell, Mass.) Sun, http://www.lowellsun.com

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