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Lousiana man arrested for allegedly robbing an elderly woman outside her valley home

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A Louisiana man is behind bars for allegedly robbing an elderly woman outside a Coachella Valley home last month.

Authorities say a 77-year-old woman was robbed of her jewelry and personal items outside of a home during the early morning hours of November 16, 2019. The woman was returning home from a night of gambling at a local casino.

Investigators from the Thermal Sheriff's Station were able to identify Joseph Perry Johnson, 41 as the person allegedly responsible for the robbery.

Johnson was arrested at a residence in Indio on Christmas Eve. He has been booked at Indio jail on charges of robbery and elder abuse.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Investigator Letterly at 760-863-8305.

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