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81-year-old Walmart employee robbed of $15 while leaving work

Posted May 2, 2012
Updated May 3, 2012

Police in Hillsborough are trying to find a man who robbed an 81-year-old Walmart employee of $15 as she was leaving work Saturday night.

The woman was walking to her car in the store's parking lot, at 501 Hampton Pointe Blvd., police said Wednesday, when a man struck her in the back of the head, pushed her to the ground and stole her purse, which contained the cash.

She was taken to Durham Regional Hospital, where she was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police said the robber was a white man with a medium build who was between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall and weighed approximately 175 pounds. He was wearing a green sweatshirt, black shorts and black sneakers and was driving a dark-colored, small pickup truck, possibly a Chevy S-10.

Anyone with information that could help investigators can call the Hillsborough Police Department at 919-732-9381, extension 37.


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  • Scubagirl May 4, 2012

    how low can people sink. Hoping the lady recovers fully.

  • jphdukefan May 4, 2012

    I am the daughter of the victim. I would like to thank everyone for your prayers and concerns about my mother. She has sustained neck and shoulder fractures. I just wanted to let you know she works because she wants to not because of financial need. It was very kind of you to offer to donate money to her. I will keep you posted on her condition and if they arrest someone. Thank you from her and her family. God bless you!!!!!

  • tightywhitey2 May 3, 2012

    I wish I could have been there we could have had court,sentencing and punishment all within about 15 minutes.

  • outdoor592000 May 3, 2012

    I would just like to have 5 minutes alone with him in a small room.............

  • carrboro native May 3, 2012

    Mr, If you're reading this, I hope you hold your head real high for you mamma & grandma on Mother's Day. They'd be real proud of you! Shame on you for hitting that lady just for a few bucks!

  • itsmyownopinion May 3, 2012

    Absolutely outrageous. I hope she will be OK and the perp caught and appropriately punished.

  • Lamborghini Mercy May 3, 2012

    Robbing someone for $15? This guy should have just apologized, gave it back, and recognized the fact times are hard everywhere. If an 81-yr old woman can work and earn a honest living what's your excuse? This guy needs some time to think, behind bars and away from honest hard working citizens.

  • DivaD May 3, 2012

    Just senseless, I pray he is caught!

  • BEACH May 3, 2012

    Walmart should have gone with this Lady to her car, they do not care about their Employees, Pray this Lady will be ok

  • Tax Man May 2, 2012

    They will catch this fool - Walmart has so many cameras in their lots - he needs to go to prison for a long, long time for this robbery. This guy is a real brave guy - pick on an elderly woman - what a fine thing. Well, he will have his just reward - just soon I hope.