Posted by Amber Jenkins - email
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -- Police have arrested a man who they say robbed two elderly women; one with a knife, another with a gun.
Officials say that on Wednesday 21-year-old Michael Bendinghaus approached an 82-year-old woman at the Western Hills Walmart and demanded her purse at knife point. He then grabbed the purse from the victim and ran toward Ferguson Road.
A witness went after Bedinghaus and was caught by that witness and Cincinnati Police.
after being interviewed, the suspect admitted to a similar robbery at gunpoint. On November 16 of last year, he robbed a 78-year-old woman at the same location.
Bedinghaus is currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on two counts of Aggravated Robbery.