An Oakland Park man was arrested over the weekend after authorities say he ambushed an elderly woman on the street and stole her wallet, which contained $8.
Nelson Woodworth, 25, was arrested Sunday and faces charges including robbery and battery on a person over 65 years of age, according to online arrest records. Woodworth, who also faces other felony charges from a separate arrest, was held without bond.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said 65-year-old Ruthie Kuykendall was walking on the 3500 block of N. Andrews Ave when Woodworth crashed his bicycle into the woman twice. He then kicked her to the floor, struck her on the chest and stole her belongings, deputies said. Her wallet contained $8, an ID and two credit cards.
Woodworth was found walking with Kuykendall’s belongings two blocks away from the alleged crime and was positively identified by the woman, according to an arrest report.
In bond court Tuesday, Judge John Hurley said there was a “strong case” against the defendant.
“There’d really be no other reason you would have the woman’s driver’s license and credit cards in your pockets unless you had been the one who’d robbed her,” he said.