Akron: 10 years for stealing elderly woman's Christmas money

2:46 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said Judge Amy Corrigall-Jones sentenced Ricky D. Boykins, 33, of Akron, to 10 years in prison.

An 87-year-old Barberton woman dropped her purse while Christmas shopping on December 20. Boykins saw the woman drop her purse and noticed a large sum of money inside.

Boykins followed the woman out of the store, onto a bus and then got off the bus at her stop.

Boykins snatched the woman's purse, causing her to fall and break her hip.

Boykins pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery on May 1.


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