Teen Arrested In Robbery Near Metrorail Station

Police: Elderly Woman's Arm Broken In Attack

MIAMI - A teen has been arrested in connection with the June robbery and injury of a woman outside a Metrorail station.

Miami police said the mother of the 13-year-old suspect took him to Miami Police Headquarters on Sept. 8 to surrender to police in the June 25 crime.

Miami police said a woman had just left a Metrorail station and was walking at Northwest First Avenue and Sixth Street about 11:15 a.m. that day when a man started walking alongside her. Police said the man grabbed her purse, pushed her down and ran away.

People who saw what happened tried to stop the robber, but he escaped. Police said the woman, whom they described as elderly, was lying on the ground, screaming in pain.

The victim was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment of bruises and a broken arm. She underwent surgery on her arm days later, police said.

Miami police said the suspect confessed to the robbery. He was arrested on charges of sudden snatch/strong-arm robbery and battery on the elderly.

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