[Hpn] Homeless man arrested in monument store attack

William C. Tinker wtinker@verizon.net
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 08:41:51 -0500


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Homeless man arrested in monument store attack


Associated Press - January 27, 2008 =20

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Police in Belleville have arrested a homeless =
man accused of tying up and robbing an 84-year-old woman at a tombstone =
store, taking items from her purse and driving away in her car.

The victim, who was not injured, untied herself in about 30 minutes and =
called police.

Forty-8-year-old Walter Nelson is charged with armed robbery, aggravated =
vehicular hijacking and aggravated unlawful restraint in St. Clair =
County in connection with the attack Thursday at Tisch's Monuments. =
Madison County prosecutors have also charged him with aggravated robbery =
for a similar crime that occurred earlier this month.


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accused of tying up and robbing an 84-year-old woman at a tombstone =
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taking items from her purse and driving away in her car.</P>
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called police.</P>
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connection with the attack Thursday at Tisch's Monuments. Madison County =

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