Suspect held in stickup of 91-year-old LI cashier

March 16, 2010 3:55:49 AM PDT
Police on Long Island have arrested a suspect in a drug store holdup where a 91-year-old cashier was punched in the chest. Suffolk County Police say 34-year-old Shaun Collins is suspected of robbing a Rite Aid store in East Northport last Thursday. He was subsequently arrested in nearby Nassau County on an unrelated case.

Charges are also pending against him for additional Suffolk thefts.

The cashier, identified as 91-year-old Florence Critelli, says the suspect punched her after she screamed when he reached over the counter and grabbed cash from her register drawer.

The feisty grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of 13 refused medical attention and went back to work.