70-year-old Marble Falls victim of aggravated robbery dies


by SHELTON GREEN / KVUE News and photojournalist CHRIS SHADROCK

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 9:40 AM

MARBLE FALLS, Texas -- A 70-year-old Marble Falls man, the victim of an aggravated robbery, died from pneumonia. Police say the illness was directly tied to what happened to him on June 22.

The victim, whose name Marble Falls police are not releasing, was walking through a vacant lot like he did everyday to a nearby convenience store.

Before the elderly man reached his destination, police say he was intercepted by a large Hispanic man who demanded his wallet.

Captain Glenn Henson with M.F.P.D. says the man they’re looking for hit the man in the head, took the $10 in his wallet, and threw it back at him.

The victim did not call police to report the crime. A few hours later he complained about a headache and then collapsed.

The 70-year-old was in the hospital and then rehab for a few weeks and showed signs of improvement.

According to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, the mand died Thursday more than likely of pneumonia, an illness police say is directly tied to his attack.

“We've made great efforts at canvassing the neighborhood where this happened and handed out fliers and spoke to folks to say talk to your friends and neighbors. We're not really worried about anybody's immigration status. We need to get this guy off the streets,” said Captain Hanson. 

Marble Falls detectives have reason to believe the man they’re looking for is an undocumented worker and may be from a Central American country like Guatemala.

The suspect is now wanted for capital murder.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Marble Falls Police Department at (830) 693-3611