Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mugger Caught

A city man is under arrest, charged with mugging a 91-year-old woman as she prepared to go into Mass with a large donation Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. Jim Soucy said an alert security officer at the nearby Currier Museum of Art on Beech Street caught the entire attack on video.
Joseph Audet, 22, of 335 Concord St., is charged with one count of robbery, a felony offense, Soucy said. If he's convicted, he could serve up to seven years in prison, based on the injuries to the woman and her companion.

The victim, who asked not to be named, was on her way into St. Hedwig Catholic Church for a special 4 p.m. Mass in honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Vigil. Sister Frances Marion of the church congregation said the Mass is an annual event in the largely Polish congregation; part of the tradition is to bring a special offering.

VIDEO of Mugging:

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