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Police: Man, 75, chases down much younger thief

STUART, Fla. (AP) - A suspected robber in his physical prime thought he saw an easy target outside a Stuart Best Buy.

But police say that the 75-year-old victim chased down 29-year-old Samuel Dallas Jarvis, who had just snatched the man's brand new laptop computer and printer on Sunday. The man told police he was waiting in front of the store for his wife to pick him up when Jarvis grabbed the packages and ran.

Authorities say Jarvis made it about 8 feet before the man grabbed him. Moments later, an off-duty Martin County deputy saw what was happening and joined the struggle.

Jarvis was charged with robbery by sudden snatching and battery on a person over age 65. He was being held on $12,500 bail.


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