SAPD: Duo robs man, 72, in his backyard


SAN ANTONIO – Police are searching for a man and woman who they say robbed a 72-year-old man Tuesday in his backyard in the 1700 block of West Ridgewood Court.

According to the San Antonio Police Department, a Latino man and woman, both between the ages of 25-30, approached Ruben Avila and asked him if he had any money. He told them he did not and when he turned away from the two, one of them, who he said he believed to be the man, struck him in the back of the head.

Police said the man got on top of Avila while the woman took a gold ring off Avila's finger. The man then pulled a gold chain and medallion off Avila's neck before the two fled in an unknown direction.

Anyone with any information on the man and woman's identity or their whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 224-7867.