http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/03/10/elderly.robbed.ap/ A guy pretended to offer to help an old woman. He then punched her in the face and took her purse, netting 33 dollars in cash.
Loser mugger. This reminds me of the time in kindergarten or elementary school when my grandmother was walking me to school. This guy starting walking with us and acting all nice and friendly. Then a block away from the school, he attempted to mug my grandmother! He tried to pick her pocket but she didn’t keep valuables in obvious pockets. Then he ran off. This was in broad daylight. We were lucky that he didn’t do further violence against us.