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Woman charged with robbing 89-year-old man

Posted February 10, 2009 11:34 a.m. EST
Updated February 10, 2009 11:39 a.m. EST

— Moore County authorities charged a woman Monday with stealing from an 89-year-old Aberdeen man.

Hannah Lee Howell, 41, was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted common law robbery and assault on the handicapped.  She was being held Tuesday in the Moore County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond.

An Aberdeen woman told deputies last week that she saw two women inside her uncle's home and found them searching through his pockets when she entered the home.

Authorities haven't identified the second woman seen in the home.

Howell also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on various traffic offenses, authorities said.