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Elderly woman robbed outside of Hendrick Medical Center

Published On: Feb 08 2013 06:41:41 PM CST
Benny Havard

Benny Havard

ABILENE, Texas -

An elderly woman was robbed in the parking lot of Hendrick Medical Center Friday morning.

As police arrested him, 29 year old Benny Havard told reporters, "I had to do what I had to do, to get home".

Havard is from Diboll in far east Texas.

Police say around 9:45 Friday morning, Havard threatened to shoot an elderly woman who was in her vehicle in the hospital's main parking lot.

Officers say he stole her purse at ran off.

Hendrick workers spotted Havard with a gun and called police.

A police officer spotted and followed Havard as he ran into the back of a home on Orange street.

Others officers arrived, and Havard was arrested.

Police found the woman's purse. Her ID and other personal items were found on Havard.

Benny Havard is charged with first degree aggravated robbery and is in jail on $100,000 dollars bond.

No one was injured in the robbery.