Police arrest Datwan Elliot in connection with East Tremont Avenue robbery

The two suspects allegedly attacked an elderly man during a robbery on East Tremont Avenue last Friday.

The two suspects allegedly attacked an elderly man during a robbery on East Tremont Avenue last Friday. (5/18/13)

THE BRONX - Police say they've caught the second suspect in connection with a violent robbery of an elderly man last week.

According to police, the 78-year-old victim was delivering Mother's Day flowers on East Tremont Avenue when he was approached by the two suspects, who allegedly tried to remove his chain. The victim fought back, but was overpowered and police say the suspects got away with the man's chain. Charles Hackett, 23, was caught later that day, and police have now arrested 23-year-old Datwan Elliot.

Elliot now faces charges of robbery, resisting arrest, and possession of marijuana.

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