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Deputies: DNA on mask links man to Zephyrhills robbery

ZEPHYRHILLS — A robber who pushed his way into an 82-year-old woman's home to steal her purse has been caught, authorities said.

The victim, now 83, was inside her home on Costa Drive in the Casa Del Sol mobile home park about 3 p.m. Sept. 8 when there was a knock at the door. Deputies say Kevin C. Senior, a 25-year-old lawn maintenance worker, wore a stocking over his face and knocked the victim down in order to get inside. The victim tried to escape out the front door, but Senior locked it, a report states. The victim was able to flee outside through her back door and shout for help.

The robber left with her purse, which had her inhaler and loose change inside, a report states. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office canine unit found the robber's stocking mask in the woods near the scene, and DNA tests matched the clothing to Senior, said sheriff's spokesman Kevin Doll.

Senior, of 8625 Hamster Drive in Zephyrhills, was arrested Monday and charged with home invasion robbery. He is being held at the Pasco County jail in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Deputies: DNA on mask links man to Zephyrhills robbery 05/17/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 4:59pm]
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