SAVANNAH, GA (November 21, 2011): Metro Police are soliciting help from the public in identifying the man who broke into the residence of a 101-year-old man and took his wallet Sunday.
It was the second time in three months that Edward Vaughn of the 800 block of East 36th Street has lost his wallet in a theft.
Police were called to his house for a burglary in progress at 2:42 a.m. and found the rear door unlocked. Vaughn told Central Precinct patrol officers that someone entered his bedroom while he was sleeping and demanded money. The intruder took his wallet and left. Vaughn was not injured.
On Aug. 7, Vaughn left a bus returning him from Bethel A.M.E. Church just before 2 p.m. and a black man about 5-7 in his early 20s with a light complexion followed him onto the porch of his house.
The younger man grabbed Vaughn and threw him to the ground, took his wallet containing $61 and his identification cards.
Vaughn received minor abrasions to his face and left hand in that robbery and complained of pain to the right side of his body. He was treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Services but declined transport to a hospital until he had talked with police. He was driven to a hospital by a family member.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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