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Houma man jailed for robbing 80-year-old woman at knifepoint

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HOUMA, LA (WVUE) -

A Houma man was arrested for robbing an 80-year-old woman in a Walmart parking lot Tuesday, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said.

Aaron Matherne was booked with armed robbery, resisting by violence and criminal damage to Sheriff's Office.

The victim said she was walking to her car at about 10:30 a.m.  in the parking lot of the store  on Martin Luther King Boulevard when a white male approached her, threatened her with a knife and demanded money. She gave the suspect money and he fled on foot. She was not injured during the robbery.

During the course of their investigation, deputies saw a white male subject matching the suspect description approaching other customers in the same parking lot and begging for money. As officers approached the subject, he began to fight. The investigators subdued him and recovered a knife matching a description provided by the victim.

Matherne was jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

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