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Woman in wheelchair robbed in North York

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A 64-year-old North York woman bound to a wheelchair told police she was robbed on her way to the senior center Sunday morning.

The woman said she had left her home in the 600 block of North George Street and had gone about a block when the robber came up from behind and grabbed her purse from the armrest of her electric wheelchair at around 9 a.m., according to Northern York County Regional Police.

The robber was described as a tall and skinny white male wearing light colored clothing. He was last seen running south on North George Street, police said.

The victim was not harmed. Her purse was later recovered in the 900 block of North George Street, but her cash was missing, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northern York County Regional Police at 717-292-3647.

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