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83-year-old Granite Falls woman victim of assault and larceny of motor vehicle

GRANITE FALLS, NC (May 29, 2018)…The Granite Falls Police Department is investigating an Assault and Larceny of Motor Vehicle at the Granite Falls Recreation Center that occurred on Monday, May 28th around 10:08am.  Erika McLean, 83 years old, of Granite Falls came to the Recreation Center to walk.  When she returned to her vehicle a male subject took her keys from her hand and pushed her to the ground.  After pushing her to the ground, the male stole her vehicle.  Mrs. McLean sustained some injuries from the fall and was treated at the scene by Caldwell County EMS.

We have reviewed the video footage and the attached video and photo are the best views of the incident and of the car.  The stolen car is a white in color 2008 Hyundai Accent displaying NC Registration Plate DJP-7514.  The male subject that stole the vehicle is described by a witness as being a white male with brown hair, brown scraggly beard, and “messed up” teeth.

Anyone who has information about this incident should contact Captain Branham at (828) 396-3358 or  If you see the stolen vehicle please call the local authorities and do not try to approach this individual.

If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Lenoir/Caldwell Crime Stoppers at (828) 758-8300 and do not give your name.

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Larceny of Motor Vehicle/Granite Falls Recreation Center

Video of Larceny of Motor Vehicle that occured at the Granite Falls Recreation Center. Anyone with information about this incident, please contact Captain Branham at 828-396-3358!!!

Posted by Granite Falls Police Department, North Carolina on Tuesday, May 29, 2018