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      Two jailed for robbing elderly woman in Harlingen

      Marco Martinez

      Two Harlingen men are behind bars after they allegedly attacked and robbed an elderly woman on a downtown sidewalk.

      Harlingen police arrested 19-year-old Marco Martinez and 22-year-old Victor Rodriguez on aggravated robbery charges Tuesday morning.

      The two are accused of sneaking up behind a 79-year-old woman grabbing her purse off North 6th Street and East Tyler Avenue around 8:30

      Investigators told Action4 News that the elderly woman was thrown to the ground injuring her right shoulder and legs as well as breaking her glasses.

      Witnesses gave a description of the woman's attackers.

      Officers arrested Martinez and Rodriguez at an apartment near North 7th Street and East Harrison Avenue.

      Both men appared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Wednesday morning where they were each issued $20,000 dollar bonds.

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