Friday, June 24, 2016

Man Who Robbed Disabled Veteran Found and Charge

Man accused of stealing from disabled Marine arrested Kevin Lima accused in Yarmouth theft
Jun 23, 2016

YARMOUTH, Mass. —A man accused of stealing from a disabled U.S. Marine combat veteran and his wife who were vacationing on Cape Cod was arrested Thursday.

Kevin Lima, 36, of Acushnet, was arrested in Plymouth after he was identified as the person who stole hundreds of dollars, personal belongings, military identifications and specially made hearing aids from Robert Watson and his wife, authorities said.

The family was vacationing in Plymouth from North Carolina and took a day trip to the Cape Cod Inflatable Park, where their belongings were stolen.

"It’s a sigh of relief knowing he’s behind bars, but the after effect can stay with you forever,” Robert Watson said. “The way I see it is, if he's willing to do it to me after knowing my life as a Marine then there's no telling the next person he would have gotten.”

Lima is scheduled to face charges Thursday in Barnstable District Court.

At the time of the incident, the Watsons said they met a man and his young son at the park who befriended them and thanked him for his service as a Marine.
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