Texas man arrested after allegedly stealing $23 from elderly woman, putting her in chokehold

A man in Laredo, Texas was arrested Sunday after he put a 78-year-old woman in a chokehold and stole $23 from her, the Laredo Police Department said.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Juan Francisco Leyva, was arrested and charged Sunday with aggravated robbery, the Laredo Morning Times reported.

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The woman, who has not been identified, claimed Leyva “grabbed her from behind” before stealing her coin purse, which contained $23, according to the newspaper.

After the woman told authorities about the incident, the man was located and arrested.

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A spokesperson for the Laredo Police Department was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Fox News on Friday morning.