FORT SMITH (KFSM) — The couple accused of assaulting and robbing a 70-year-old man inside his home after helping him carry in his groceries have been arrested in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Sgt. Daniel Grubbs said.
Dale Roberts, 29, and Nicole Standige, 30, were both suspects in the investigation, according to a FSPD press release.
They are accused of offering to help the victim carry his groceries into his home, and then attacking him. The man was hit on the back of his head numerous times, and he received a large cut and several fractures on one of his forearms.
The man told officers that he knew Standige from his son, and that’s why he felt comfortable letting them carry in his groceries.
Police said the man was tied up with an electrical cord, and then the suspects took cash, a debit card, cell phone and other items from his home, before leaving in his car. They are believed to be driving the victim’s stolen white KIA Soul with Arkansas plates 646 OPP.
Police said the victim was able to get free and then walked outside, where a Good Samaritan called police for help.
Warrants for Roberts and Standige’s arrests were issued on charges of aggravated robbery, second degree battery, and felony theft of property.