66-year-old Woman Knocked From Bike, Phone Taken on Southwest Corridor Park

Quick police response led to a 28-year-old California man being arrested after he allegedly knocked a 66-year-old woman off her bike along the Southwest Corridor Park, hit her and took her phone.

The incident took place about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday along the bike path near English High. With the help of a witness, police were notified and responded to McBride and South streets, said Police Officer Neva Coakley. They found a man wearing a white T shirt and blue jeans matching the description of the suspect.

Police arrested Robert Christopher Baker, 28, of Livermore, Calif. and charged him with unarmed robbery and assault and battery on a victim over 60 years old.

The woman’s phone, which Universal Hub says was an iPhone 3G, was returned to her. Universal Hub also reports the woman received a cut lip and black eye in the assault.

  • K_Hart

    Anybody know what the arrest was about, on Verona Street, July 19th at 9am?

  • JamaicaPlainNews

    Hi K_Hart, lemme check the logs and get back to you…

  • JamaicaPlainNews

    Well, I don’t see anything on Verona Street on the 19th. I also checked the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd and 24th, because there can be a lag. I don’t see anything. There was a fire at 109 Carolina about 9:30 a.m. on the 19th but I didn’t see anything else nearby listed in the logs.