WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Police in Westminster arrested a man who they say robbed an elderly couple and then dragged and injured an elderly woman with his truck as he tried to get away. However, on Wednesday, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office refused to press charges following an investigation that revealed the incident was a misunderstanding.
The suspect was arrested Sunday on suspicion of aggravated robbery, first-degree assault of an at-risk person, and theft.
It happened around 9 a.m. Saturday in the 4700 block of W 102nd Avenue.
Police said the couple, who are in their mid-seventies, were having a yard sale when the woman noticed someone had stolen their bag of money.
The woman confronted the suspect who got into his truck, but the woman reached inside the truck as it pulled away. She was dragged a short distance and fell off the truck, losing consciousness, according to Westminster police.
The woman regained consciousness at the scene and was transported to the hospital. The family told Denver7 the woman suffered a fractured pelvis and may have to undergo surgery.
However, prosecutors said the woman who was injured mistook a bag that the man had as her bag. The missing bag of money was later located.