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BSO Seeks Mugger Who Beat, Robbed 88-Year-Old Tourist

NORTH LAUDERDALE (CBS4) -- Deputies from the Broward Sheriff's Office have released a composite sketch of a man wanted for beating and robbing an elderly tourist in North Lauderdale.

According to the BSO, 88-year-old Dorothy Carley, of Ridge, New York, was walking to her hotel in the 5200 block of State Road 7 in North Lauderdale on Monday, April 12th around 10:00 p.m. when a man attacked her, hit her in the head and ripped her purse from her shoulder. The elderly woman was knocked to the ground. Her arm was broken, and she was left with cuts and bruises.

The violent assailant is described as being about 5-foot-9-inces tall, he has a slim-to-medium build and wears his hair in dreadlocks or braids.

If anyone has information about this criminal, please contact BSO Robbery Detective Cody Gill at (954) 321-4270 or anonymously report information to Crime Stoppers of Broward County at (954) 493-TIPS (8477) or online at

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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