NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 06, 1976
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(Studio) Growing crime among children noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) Police program to teach old people in Bronx, New York, about being robbed without being killed cited. [Detective Tom SULLIVAN - cites example of how 1 elderly woman protects self.] Many old people afraid to tell police. [WOMAN - cites example of threat on elderly man's life by father of boy who robbed man.] Many of crimes committed against elderly are by children. [2nd WOMAN - tells own experience.] Reporter notes problem of such crimes on 1 bus route where policewomen now used as decoys. [Bus DRIVER - tells how crimes usually occur.] Incident on bus with police officers shown. Case of Bernard Shaw, who began attacking old people before of age and is now in state prison, noted. [SHAW - describes how he attacked older people. Says there's little protection for old people.] Many older people can't or won't move from neighborhood and become victims of children's crimes.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin
(Studio) Future report on same subject noted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
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