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Elderly man dies in $20 mugging

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George Moreland, 83, died from injuries sustained during an October robbery where a $20 bill was stolen from him, according to Metro Police, May 8, 2012.


An 83-year-old man died from injuries he suffered during an October robbery where a $20 bill was stolen from him, Metro Police said.

Metro patrol officers responded to a robbery around 7:45 p.m. Oct. 19 at a shopping center at 3262 Las Vegas Boulevard North, near Cheyenne Avenue.

Officers found George Moreland, 83, lying in the parking lot near a free-standing ATM, police said.

An investigation revealed Moreland had withdrawn $20 from the ATM and was unlocking his car door when two men attacked him.

Moreland was punched in the head and pushed to the ground before one of the suspects took the $20 bill out of his hand, police said. Both attackers fled the scene on foot.

Moreland was hospitalized and died Feb. 11 from his injuries, police said.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled Moreland’s death a homicide, police said.

The first suspect is described as a black man, 20 to 30 years of age, standing about 5 feet, 5 inches tall with short hair and wearing a tan shirt, police said. The second suspect is described only as a black man.

Anyone with information concerning this incident, or anyone who was in the area at the time of the crime, can call Metro’s homicide section at 828- 3521 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

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