Niles police looking for woman accused of robbing, assaulting elderly person


Courtesy of Niles Police Department

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NILES, Ohio (WJW) — Niles police are looking for a woman accused of assaulting and robbing an elderly person.

According to the department, Penny Crabtree, 50, attacked the victim after they had given her money.

Officers said Crabtree is a known panhandler and tends to frequent shopping plazas. She also rides a bike.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Niles Police Department.

It’s unclear how the victim is doing now.

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