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Teens Arrested In Attack On Wheelchair-Bound Man

Miami-Dade police have arrested two teenagers suspected of attacking a man in a motorized wheelchair for his necklace. The disturbing attack was caught on surveillance video.

Celedono Carrera, 66, was pulled from his chair and beaten in his own driveway at Ward Towers on 54th Street and NW 22nd Avenue. The public housing building is home for a number of senior citizens.

Seventeen-year-old Royce Simmons and 13-year-old Xavier Hyland will be charged with strong-arm robbery and battery on an elder.

Carrera was headed home after visiting a friend at the University of Miami hospital. He stepped on the Metrorail and noticed a group of thugs. According to Carrera, "It was a gang that runs through there. They dedicate themselves to robbing the elderly. They get on, and they watch and they signal each other. I noticed them, but I didn't pay any attention."

When Carrera got off at his


Added: May-22-2009 Occurred On: May-22-2009
By: bellava
Tags: Teens, Arrested, In, Attack, On, Wheelchair-Bound, Man
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