Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Senior Duo Rafael Echeverri and John McMullan Chase Down Robber
John McMullen and Rafael Echeverri want the world to know that Senior Citizens are not easy marks. John McMullen, an 87 year old retired Suffolk County police officer, was robbed coming out of the North Folk Bank in Patchogue, New York. He was hit over the head and the proceeds from his social security check taken. Once he regained his bearings, he took off running after the thief. Unfortunately, McMullen stumbled. That is when another senior citizen, Rafael Echeverri assumed the chase. Suspect Murray Martin was later apprehended at the appartment complex where the chase had ended. Rafael is 69years old. Martin, age 33, faces second degree robbery charges.