DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton 18-year-old was indicted Thursday for robbing an elderly woman earlier this month.
On Sunday, March 10, an 84-year-old woman returned to her home on Burroughs Drive after grocery shopping.
Two males approached her and asked if she needed help carrying any of her groceries. One of the males shoved the woman from behind, knocking her to the ground while the other male grabbed her purse from her shoulder.
They then drove off in her car.
Through OnStar, Dayton Police officers were able to track down the stolen car to a residence on Salem Avenue. They also obtained surveillance video that showed the males arriving in the car.
That video was posted to social media, and as a result, police received information from the public about the identity of the two males.
Thursday, the Montgomery County grand jury indicted 18-year-old Kaleb Lee on one count of robbery causing physical harm, one count of theft from an elderly or disabled person, and one count of grand theft of a motor vehicle.
Lee is currently in custody at the Montgomery County Jail, being held on a $25,000 bond.
He will be arraigned on Tuesday, March 26 at 8:30 a.m.
The other suspect is a 15-year-old juvenile, who is being prosecuted in the juvenile system.
Prosecutor Heck added, “It is particularly egregious that these defendants targeted an elderly woman who was simply returning home from the grocery. Street crimes such as this negatively impact our community, ultimately reducing property values and causing people to want to move away from the area. Everyone has the right to be safe in their own neighborhood.”