Elderly Woman Pushed Down & Robbed

A Kinston woman has been arrested for pushing down and robbing an elderly Goldsboro woman who was in the process of giving her money for food.

Jennifer Rouse is charged with common law robbery after her arrest in Wilmington.

Goldsboro police say an 87-year-old woman was eating at Andy's Restaurant on Highway 111 South on September 1st when she went to the restroom and was approached by a young woman asking to borrow some money.

Police tell us as the victim was giving her the money, the woman pushed her down and grabbed the elderly woman's wallet. Employees chased the robber and were able to get valuable information about her.

The victim received minor injuries in the robbery. The 29-year-old Rouse was arrested last week was jailed on a $5,000 secured bond.


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  • by jim on Oct 1, 2011 at 04:49 AM
    this girl is bipolar she is off her medication no excuse, but that's the fact.she needs help.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    Don't know why the color matters in any case at all. All I see is someone who needs help.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 at 04:53 PM
    That really makes me angry. Typical
  • by Mark Wahlberg on Sep 20, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    She looks like a young Mark Wahlberg with big hair. I'm sure her mom is proud!
  • by Faith Location: Washington N C on Sep 20, 2011 at 04:12 PM
    someone needs to take and give this piece of white trash a good old a-- whooping.. i hope the 87 year old woman is ok.. and yes i'm white, but it doesnt matter the color of a no good piece of trash, that would do this to a elderly person. She just be glad she wasnt my mama, are i'd be waiting at the court house to welcome her with KNOCK DOWNS!!!! may she rott in jail, for about 10 to 20 years.. NO EXCUSE AT ALL!!!! We need to help the elderly, not harm them
  • by kathryn Location: gatesville on Sep 20, 2011 at 03:10 PM
    I hope the judge will throw the book at this low life. The poor old lady is probably on a fixed income but out of the goodness of her heart was trying to help someone.
  • by Ktown on Sep 20, 2011 at 02:44 PM
    Maybe she was trying to steal money for a haircut. Good grief that FRO needs some help.
  • by SICKmed Location: gvegas on Sep 20, 2011 at 02:41 PM
    Shoot eveyone, trust no one, live to see tomorrow. I'm just sayin.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    There is a male in Greenville doing the same thing. He hangs out at the new McDonalds on Greenville Blvd (close to tenth street). The same guy goes back and forth from PCC to this location...traps people in the bathroom and demands money!! We need to turn the tide on this kind of mess!! Good on the employees and customers to chase after her!!
  • by Unreal Location: Greenville on Sep 20, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    This is very disturbing! My heart goes out to this sweet elderly woman! She is much braver than I am. I no longer give money to anyone on the streets. I learned my lesson the last time when the man I gave money to supposedly feed his toddler waltzed across the parking lot of Food Lion on Stantonsburg and jumped into a brand new Lexus! I guess suckers like myself make his car payment! Obviously this person has serious issues because it's just not normal to hurt someone that is trying to help you. Let's hope she gets a judge with an elderly mother or grandmother.
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