Prison for Man Who Snatched 87-yo’s Christmas Money

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Ricky D. Boykins

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man will spend a decade in prison for robbing an elderly Barberton woman and causing her to break her hip in December.

Judge Amy Corrigall-Jones has sentenced Ricky D. Boykins, 33, to 10 years in prison for the crime, according to Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

According to a release, the 87-year-old woman dropped her purse while Christmas shopping on December 20. Boykins saw the woman drop her purse and noticed a large sum of money inside.

Boykins followed the woman out of the store and onto a bus before getting off at her stop, according to the release. Boykins then snatched the woman’s purse, causing her to fall and break her hip.

Boykins pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated robbery on May 1.

Also arrested in the case was Justice Stewart, 18, of Barberton. She was indicted on a charge of complicity to aggravated robbery.

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