An elderly woman was robbed by two men in the Costco parking lot on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
The incident occurred just after noon in the Costco parking lot on Pelandale Avenue.
According to Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear, one of the men entered the victim’s car where she was sitting and snatched her purse from the seat. Her credit cards, phone, and cash were all in her bag.
Bear claimed that although a witness claimed to have seen at least one of the suspects carrying a gun, no firearm was ever found.
The police were alerted shortly after the robbery that the victim’s credit card had been used at a Stockton Walmart.
The officers located the suspects at a gas station close to the Walmart with assistance from Stockton police.
Officers detained Charles P., 28, on suspicion of robbery, elder abuse, grand theft, identity theft, and a warrant out of Solano County.
19-year-old Leonard B. was detained on suspicion of conspiring to possess stolen property.
According to Bear, the investigation turned up evidence of a second victim, and the victim’s possessions were returned.
Elder Abuse Statistics
Abuse of the elderly can take many forms; in this case, it was physical. In many cases of elder abuse, the abuser makes physical contact with the abused person. A person’s physical well-being can be jeopardized by a single punch, slap, or hit. Also, they may be implying that they are physically restrained for the purposes of abuse or extortion.
Elder abuse is a serious problem in California, as it is throughout the United States. Elder abuse, which is defined as maltreatment of a person due to advanced age, affects 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60. About five million elderly people per year are abused in the United States. Only one in every 24 people will disclose an incident of abuse.
The national average for reports of elder abuse is 38.5%, but in California, only 31.9% are reported to the Department of Social Services.
California Penal Code section 368(c) establishes criminal penalties for those who intentionally cause or permit emotional or physical harm to an elderly person. Those adults who are financially reliant on you but who are also capable of supporting themselves are also covered by this provision.
Stanislaus County Elder Abuse Lawyers
As unfortunate as it is, not everyone treats the elderly with the respect they should. The elderly are often the target of fraud, abuse, and even physical violence and robbery by criminals because of their perceived vulnerability.
Scammers prey on the elderly by convincing them they have won a prize or by pretending to be a trusted family member or friend.
Elder abuse is a major problem that threatens the fabric of our society. The services of a California attorney with experience in injury cases arising from elder abuse will help you achieve your aims without endangering the well-being of anyone you care about.
Our Stanislaus County elder abuse lawyers at Arash Law are prepared to stand up for their rights when the elderly in Modesto are victimized. Get in touch with us at (888) 488-1391 or submit an online intake form to set up a free legal consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.