Pair faces charges in robbery of elderly woman

Pictured: John and Deborah Reilly

February 7, 2011 11:53:11 AM PST
Delaware State Police have arrest warrants for two people they say robbed a 77-year-old woman last week in Stanton.

Forty-six-year-old Deborah Reilly of Hartly and 47-year-old John Reilly of Wilmington were taken into custody Friday in Media, Pa. Pennsylvania State Police say their vehicle had numerous purses and ID cards.

Upon their extradition to Delaware, the two face charges of robbery, assault and other offenses.

Delaware State Police say in last week's incident, a 77-year-old woman was loading groceries into her car in the parking lot of a supermarket when another woman got out of a minivan and tried to snatch her purse.

The victim struggled with the robber, they fell, with the robber falling into the passenger side of the minivan, which drove away.