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Man Charged With Robbing Elderly Disabled Woman
April 8, 2016 1:25 PM


CHICAGO (STMW) — A 61-year-old South Shore man has been charged with robbing an elderly woman in a wheelchair last month while she was in the elevator of a residential building in the North Side Lakeview neighborhood.

Darren Berlin, who was on parole at the time of the crime, has been arrested and charged after “being identified as the offender” in the robbery which drew community outrage, according to Chicago Police.

Just before 9 a.m. Sunday, March 27, the victim, a 75-year-old woman in a wheelchair, was in the elevator of her building in the 3600 block of North Pine Grove, according to a statement from police.

Berlin “approached her in the elevator, grabbed her, and threw her from her wheelchair onto the elevator floor,” police said.

He then went through the wheelchair’s storage compartment before running away with the woman’s belongings, police said.