Man arrested in robbery, assault of 94-year-old woman

Antonio Santiago

April 18, 2012 1:31:42 PM PDT
Police have announced an arrest in the robbery and assault of a 94-year-old woman on Easter Sunday.

29-year-old Antonio Santiago of the 2200 block of Kennedy Street was arrested Sunday and charged with robbery, aggravated assault, and related offenses.

According to authorities, the elderly woman was walking home from Bells Corner Supermarket on the 8300 block of Loretto Avenue in the Rhawnhurst section of Philadelphia at 2:10 p.m. on April 1st.

Police say Santiago approached the victim from behind and grabbed her pocketbook, pulling the 94-year-old to the ground.

The elderly woman suffered a broken arm and multiple cuts and bruises resulting from the robbery.

The incident was caught on tape.

Santiago was arraigned on Monday and was ordered to be held on $200,000 cash.

The Citizens Crime Commission had offered a $1,000 reward in this case.