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Man Who Allegedly Robbed Elderly Woman at Twin City Plaza Arrested

The robbery occurred Friday, July 4.

Jarone McKinney. Credit: Somerville Police Department
Jarone McKinney. Credit: Somerville Police Department

A man who allegedly robbed an elderly woman at Twin City Plaza in Somerville on Friday, July 4, has been taken into custody, according to Somerville Police.

Jarone McKinney, of Berkshire Street, Cambridge, was taken into custody Thursday by Boston Police and then formally arrested by Somerville Police. He was charged with one count of unarmed robbery.

McKinney was arraigned Friday in Somerville District Court and held on $5,000 cash bail.

He allegedly ripped money from the woman’s hands as she sat on a bench at the plaza counting her money. A surveillance photo of McKinney was then aired by local media.

“I commend our investigators for their diligent efforts to identify the person responsible for this crime,” acting Somerville Police Chief Charles Femino said in a statement, “and our thanks go out to the media that quickly put out a call for information and to the citizens who assisted in making this identification possible.”

Frank Mulligan July 11, 2014 at 07:04 PM
Jarone McKinney shold get some JAIL time. If not. I would like to have Jarone McKINNET walk the streets where he lives saying,I stole MONEY from a SENIOR CITIZEN.
just thinking July 11, 2014 at 11:15 PM
it's not jarome's fault,he had to steal from an older woman,it's our fault for not giving him,us tax payers money.welfare,EBT cards,free health,after all he shouldn't have to work for a living,he is a minority. we are so wrong we don't pay for his rent too,I'M glad the women wasn't beat up too,because it's our fault.I hope they kick the shxt out of him in jail

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