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Elderly robbery victim to attacker: 'I said, hell, I already know what you look like'

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Similar model to stolen truck. Similar model to stolen truck.
WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) -

A "very dirty" man is accused of stealing a truck and wheelchair from a 79-year-old man in Woodburn who offered to help him.

Deputies said it happened at 3 p.m. Tuesday on South Monte Cristo Road. Investigators said a heavy set man, who was sweating profusely, approached the victim and asked for gas for his broken down car.

Jim Madsen said he didn't have any gas, but he offered to give the stranger a ride into town. Madsen said he went inside his home, got his wallet and keys and then escorted the suspect to his truck.

As he attempted to get inside the truck, he said the man wrestled him to the ground, stole his wallet right out of his hands and took off in his truck.

"As I was starting to get in the truck, he jumped me from behind and put me down," Madsen said. "He pushed me in the corner there, and he says, 'don't you look at me, don't you look at me.' I said, 'hell, I already know what you look like.'"

Madsen said he was not hurt in the attack. However, he relies heavily on a wheelchair and it was inside the truck at the time.

The stolen truck is a 2013 dark blue quad cab Ford F-150 with matching dark blue canopy. It has Oregon plates 028-GFB. Deputies released a photo of a similar model truck.

The wheelchair is motorized and red and black in color.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid 30s who was "very dirty." He was wearing dirty shorts and a shirt.

If you spot the suspect, the truck or know anything about this case, contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-723-4949 or online at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html. Please reference case number 13-27651.

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