A San Diego Police Department patch on an officer’s uniform. Courtesy SDPD

A suspect was behind bars Wednesday in connection with a mugging that left a 73-year-old disabled woman gravely injured last week on a downtown street.

Stanley Harris Hinton, 31, was arrested Monday on suspicion of carrying out the robbery and assault a block from the Civic Theatre, according to San Diego Police.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 215-pound suspect allegedly attacked Nannette Altevers, who uses a walker, near the corner of B Street and Fourth Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Friday.

Patrol officers responding to a 911 call about the assault found the assailant gone and Altevers suffering from extensive upper body trauma, Lt. Matt Dobbs said. She remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Due to the severity of the victim’s injuries, homicide detectives have taken charge of the case, the lieutenant said.

Hinton was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, assault, robbery and elder abuse. He was being held without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Sept. 25.

–City News Service

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