Police arrest man in connection to robbery, death of elderly man

- Police have arrested a man in connection to the armed robbery and death of an elderly man in January.

Phoenix police say 35-year-old Michael Nelson has been arrested in connection to the armed robbery of an elderly couple two months ago. 

Police say Nelson went to the home of Jack and Patricia near 2100 W. Royal Palm and was given money to buy food.

The next morning, Nelson returned to the couples' home and tried to steal Patricia's purse. During a struggle, Jack intervened and was later hospitalized due to injuries suffered during the struggle.

Jack never recovered from his injuries and died at the hospital.

Nelson has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and two counts of armed robbery.

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