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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An investigation revealed Moreland had withdrawn $20 from the ATM and was unlocking his car door when two men attacked him.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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  1. To think that the people would kill for $20.00, sickening.

    What's sad is that violent crime is on the rise under the Obama economy throughout the USA where many American's are feeling the pain and more people are resorting to heinous crimes.

  2. Tim, Please try not to Blame President Obama for Your Ingrown Toenail. The FACT is that serious Crime is in Decline, despite the Horrible State of our inherited BUSH economy and Footdragging by Republicans to help working people.(GOOGLE IT !)

    Any Crime like this is Horrible and without any excuse whatsoever. The Criminals Must be Captured and Prosecutors need to make sure these people need a walker before they are out in Public again.

    Many National Police Departments use sophisticated Hot Spotting computer software to determine the most effective positioning of Police Officers. This is a technology (most likely never heard of by Police Department in Clark County) that should be implemented immediately, however my fear is that we are again decades behind in Preventive Measures.

  3. Scumbags and violent crime will always be around. As long as you have an uneducated population living among you who deem it easier to rob and kill then work, you will have crimes like this - REGARDLESS who is President. It's been like that for years. You hear about it more these days because of not only newspapers, but the internet.

    Unfortunately, Las Vegas is a mecca for these scumbags and has more than it's fair share.

    BTW - It's gonna be hot today in Vegas - must be Obama's fault.

  4. Considering that there has been a fair amount of violent crime in the valley during the ten-plus years I have lived here, to say it's Obama's fault is a real joke.

    Get over yourself already!

  5. There didn't seem much interest in apprehending anyone until the victim died. OK so we spread the word that if you kill someone they're going to get you. But what about all the crime? We let Perps do their own thing until they maim or kill? No wonder we're not safe on our streets or in our homes.