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7:16 AM, Apr 26, 2012   |    comments
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Palm Beach County, FL - According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the two sisters were shopping at a Publix store in Boca Raton last Thursday, April 12th.  After shopping, they went outside to wait for a bus. The surveillance video shows the women, one of them in a wheelchair, waiting by the curb. You see the suspect, a young man wearing a black shirt, getting closer to them.

As the driver extends the wheelchair ramp, the suspect walks up to the elderly sisters, grabs a purse knocking one, then the other in wheelchair to the ground. The suspect then took off.

The women gave a description to detectives. They eventually arrested 19-year-old Adam Bardisa. Palm Tran released several different angles of video from the bus. Video which shows how quickly the crime happened. Detectives say about 40 minutes before the robbery, the women were inside shopping. The women were at the service counter purchasing money orders. The suspect can be seen staring at the women, appearing to return something at the counter and riding off on his Razor Scooter towards the store's exit doors.   

Bardisa's father turned in his son after he recognized him on the surveillance videos shown on television.

The woman in the wheelchair is recovering from two broken ribs suffered in the attack

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