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Police: Teen Robbed Woman in Wheelchair

Posted January 3, 2008 11:34 p.m. EST

— A Raleigh teen was facing charges Thursday for robbing a disabled woman in a wheelchair.

Officials said Phillip Gervin-Brimage, 18, threatened to shoot the woman when she didn't immediately hand over her money. He then tried to drag her from her wheelchair.

The victim said it happened after she left a store in downtown Raleigh. Police said the suspect got away with $21, but was later caught. He was being held at the Wake County Jail.