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ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Arlington County police have arrested a suspect who they say attacked and robbed an 87-year-old man.

Melvin Baxter, 57, of Capitol Heights, Md. has been charged with robbery for the incident.

On June 14 at approximately 4:50 p.m., an 87-year-old man was grabbed by the neck and thrown to ground during a robbery in the 3800 block of N. 9th Street, according to police.

Police say the suspect forcefully held the victim on the ground, grabbed his wallet from his pocket and fled the scene on foot with the victim's cash.

A witness immediately came to the assistance of the victim and contacted police, providing a detailed description of the suspect.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was treated by medics on scene.

Baxter was arrested 10 minutes later on the platform of the Ballston Metro Station. He was held without bond in the Arlington County Detention Facility.

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