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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

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