Cops give cash to elderly victim

SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts(WHDH) A Massachusetts woman is cashing in after a cruel crime, and it’s all thanks to the police department.

Officers and civilian workers at the Somerville Police Department collected $1,800 for a victim of a brazen crime. The elderly woman was robbed of her Social Security money at a supermarket.

“I immediately responded to Shaw’s and found an elderly woman standing there crying, extremely distraught,” Detective Katie McDaid said.

It all happened at this store on July 4th. Somerville police say a man walked in, saw the woman counting $710 then grabbed the money and ran. Bystanders chased after him but he got away. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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