Police: Woman robs man in wheelchair

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Charline Nwagboso, 51, has been charged with a first degree felony after robbing a man in a wheelchair, according to an arrest affidavit.

On Sunday, April 3, the Austin Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting a disturbance near East Third Street and Comal Street. The victim had gone to Comal Food Mart to cash in his social security check and buy a few things when Nwagboso approached him and asked him to buy her some chicken, continued in the affidavit.

The victim, who had seen her become violent in other occasions, told her he’d buy her chicken from a nearby gas station, in hopes of avoiding a fight. As he left the market, Nwagboso walked up to him and pulled out a knife.

A witness who was riding his bicycle saw Nwagboso struggling with the victim in the driveway of the Community Care Center. The affidavit reports he heard the victim repeatedly yell, “She’s robbing me,” while Nwagboso pulled on his bag. The witness yelled at her to leave the man alone but Nwagboso ignored his plea, telling him to mind his own business.

According to the affidavit, she then grabbed the strap of his fanny pack, which was strapped around his chest, and cut the strap with the blade, and walked away. In the bag, was his personal identification information, phone and his S.S.I check of $1,600.

The witness was able to identify the suspect because he had done work on the sidewalk behind her apartment. Police found and arrested her a short time later.

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