LEE CO., GA (WALB) - A teen that the Lee County Sheriff's Office accused of robbing an elderly woman has been released after they said he was the wrong person.
Investigators told WALB Wednesday afternoon that the 78-year-old victm mistakenly identified 17-year-old Antonio Gordon as the suspect in the lineup.
Officials later realized the mistake after reviewing surveillance footage of the incident.
Lee County Chief Deputy Lewis Harris says someone snatched about $300.00 from the 78-year-old woman outside of Walmart on Ledo Road Tuesday.
Lee Co. authorities say the victim is Sadie Sills, from Leary, Ga.
They say Sills was approached by the suspect on Row 10 in the Walmart parking lot and was asked if she wanted to buy a day planner. She replied no. The suspect then asked her if she would like to make a donation and she reached into her purse, pulled out a SunTrust Bank envelope, and the suspect snatched it from her hands and took off running south on foot.