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The victim told police he was familiar with the man, who had done repair work at his home in the past.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Roanoke police are looking for a man in connection with a Tuesday robbery.
Police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said an 86-year-old man who lives on Angell Avenue Northwest called officers shortly after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and reported a man had come to his home, forced entry and taken money from his wallet.
The victim told police he was familiar with the man, who had done repair work at the home . He said he had given the suspect money earlier in the day when he came to the house asking for money.
According to Johnson, the suspect came back later and asked for more money. When the victim refused, the man forced his way into the home, taking the victim's wallet and removing an undisclosed amount of money, Johnson said.
The suspect did not display a weapon. He fled on foot. Johnson said the suspect is described as a tall white ma le with a thin build and a goatee. He was wearing blue jeans and a burgundy jacket, she said.
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