Arrest made in robbery of 81-year-old woman - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Arrest made in robbery of 81-year-old woman

Orestes Whitiker / Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Orestes Whitiker / Courtesy Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

(SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH) -- Police have made an arrest in the robbery and beating of an 81-year-old woman.

Police say Orestes Whitiker, 22, approached the elderly woman in the parking lot of Heartland of Mt. Airy nursing home, threatened her, and demanded her purse.

The victim refused, so Whitiker allegedly struck her, took her purse, and fled on foot. Police canvassed the area looking for him and a police canine followed a track that led to a nearby apartment complex. Police surrounded the unit, and Whitiker surrendered.

Whitiker is charged with robbery. The victim was treated for minor injuries on the scene and released.

FOX19.com staff

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

    Trump military parade plans unravel over costs

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-08-18 04:45:25 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 4:38 AM EDT2018-08-20 08:38:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump salutes on his arrival on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump salutes on his arrival on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
    The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public.Full Story >
    The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public.Full Story >
  • Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

    Giuliani on hazards of Trump interview: 'Truth isn't truth'

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:22:47 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 4:34 AM EDT2018-08-20 08:34:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, speaks during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the U.S. Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, N.H.  ...(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In a Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, speaks during campaign event for Eddie Edwards, who is running for the U.S. Congress in New Hampshire, in Portsmouth, N.H. ...

    Trump's personal attorney was trying to make the case that having the president sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller's team wouldn't accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses' recollections.

    Full Story >

    Trump's personal attorney was trying to make the case that having the president sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller's team wouldn't accomplish much because of the he-said-she-said nature of witnesses' recollections.

    Full Story >
  • Trump calls Russia probe "McCarthyism at its 'WORST'"

    Trump calls Russia probe "McCarthyism at its 'WORST'"

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-08-20 04:22:40 GMT
    Monday, August 20 2018 4:34 AM EDT2018-08-20 08:34:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump walks down the stairs as he arrives on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, en route to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

    President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.

    Full Story >

    President Donald Trump is blasting a New York Times story reporting that the White House counsel has been cooperating with the special counsel's investigation.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly