[UPDATE] Suspect in Robbery of Elderly Woman in Dartmouth Captured
UPDATE: Dartmouth Police say Brasil has been taken into custody in connection to the unarmed robbery and assault of an elderly woman in a Citizens Bank parking lot on Monday.
DARTMOUTH — Police have identified a suspect in the unarmed robbery of an elderly woman in a bank parking lot this week.
Dartmouth Police say Miguel Brasil, 40, with a last known address of 251 County Street, New Bedford, is wanted for the unarmed robbery and assault of a 76-year-old woman Monday morning at the Citizens Bank at 606 Dartmouth Street. Brasil is currently homeless, according to Dartmouth Police.
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Dartmouth Police say they were able to identify the suspect as Brasil through a "collaborative effort between the community and DPD."
Police believe Brasil knocked the elderly woman to the ground before grabbing her purse and driving away in a silver 2003 Toyota Corolla.
Brasil remains at large and an arrest warrant has been secured by Dartmouth Police.
Anyone with information regarding Brasil is asked to contact Dartmouth Police Detective Kyle Costa at 508-910-1755.
In the post, Dartmouth Police encouraged Brasil to turn himself in. "If you would like to turn yourself in, the Dartmouth Police Department is located at #249 Russells Mills Road, South Dartmouth (rear lot), and we are open 24/7."