Glendale man, 61, assaulted by alleged thief

A 61-year-old Glendale man was reportedly assaulted Tuesday as an alleged thief attempted to snatch a wallet from his hand, police said.

The man and his 65-year-old wife were walking to their car at about 2:55 p.m. in the 1300 block of East Colorado Street when the alleged thief yelled several times that he wanted his money, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

Then the thief tried to grab the man’s wallet and kicked his leg, causing him to fall to ground, she said. While he was on the ground, the alleged thief reportedly kicked him at least three times.

The man and thief struggled over the wallet, Lightfoot said. But the alleged thief still managed to steal $25 to $30 from the wallet before fleeing on Colorado and south on Porter Street.

The man’s wife was not harmed during the incident, but he suffered a cut on his right elbow and complained of pain.


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