Teen arrested in luring, robbery of wheelchair-bound woman in Brevard

Investigators say man met woman at McDonald's in Cocoa

Published On: Jun 05 2013 08:15:59 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 07 2013 11:58:49 AM EDT
Man wanted in Brevard theft
COCOA, Fla. -

Brevard County deputies arrested a 16-year-old on allegations that he lured a wheelchair-bound woman to a home and robbed her.

Deputies said the teen first helped the woman as she ordered food at a McDonald's in Cocoa.  He then convinced her to purchase a gas-powered wheelchair from him and set up a meeting, deputies said.

According to investigators, the teen robbed the woman when she arrived at the house and then ran away.

Deputies say a Crimeline tip led to the teen's arrest.

The teen was taken to juvenile detention.

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