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San Francisco Man Pleads No Contest To Felony Elder Abuse In $87K Theft

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A 29-year-old San Francisco man pleaded no contest Monday to felony elder abuse for stealing nearly $87,000 from a bakery and check cashing business owner in Redwood City in May, prosecutors said.

Sean Robinson entered the plea in exchange for a maximum sentence of two years in state prison, according to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

Robinson and a 21-year-old co-defendant were accused of stealing from the 82-year-old victim who had just withdrawn $86,900 from a Wells Fargo bank for his business and was getting gas at the Woodside Gas and Shop at 895 Woodside Road at about 9:50 a.m. on May 23, prosecutors said.

The pair allegedly entered the victim's vehicle and stole the bank envelope containing the cash. When the victim confronted the suspects, they pushed him to the ground and fled in a stolen Dodge Challenger that was later found abandoned on El Camino Real, prosecutors said.

The victim suffered minor injuries in the confrontation.

Prosecutors also on Monday moved to dismiss all charges against the 21-year-old co-defendant because of insufficient evidence.

Robinson's attorney Eric Safire declined to comment on the case.

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