Arrest made after theft from paraplegic woman

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DENVER (AP) -- A 19-year-old man suspected of stealing a cellphone from a paraplegic woman in a wheelchair in downtown Denver has been arrested.

Police spokeswoman Raquel Lopez tells The Denver Post ( that Dontae Richardson-Riley was arrested Friday for the theft that occurred on the 16th Street Mall on Oct. 7.

He is accused of ripping the phone, which was attached to a lanyard, from around the neck of the paraplegic woman, who also is unable to speak. Richardson-Riley is currently serving two year's of probation for felony attempted trespass of a dwelling and misdemeanor theft.

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