Suspect Who Attacked 87-Year-Old Woman Golfing at Miller Airpark Gets 10 Years in Prison

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TOMS RIVER, NJ –  A Marlton man, David Steen, 54, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a robbery and assault he committed in 2019 against an elderly woman at Miller Air Park in Berkeley Township.

Police said the incident happened at the county-owned facility while the woman was hitting golf balls.

According to the Berkeley Police Department, on September 23, 2019, officers were call  to an Urgent Care facility in Lacey Township for a report of a robbery and assault that occurred earlier in the day at Robert J. Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township. 

“An investigation by the Berkeley Township Police Department Detective Bureau revealed that an 87-year-old female was hitting golf balls at the Airpark when she was approached by a male individual,” police said. ” The male subsequently pushed the victim to the ground and hit her in the head with a golf club; he then ripped a gold chain and a gold crucifix from her neck and fled the area.  The victim was able to return to her car and drive home.”

Police said a friend of the victim then drove her to an Urgent Care facility for treatment of her injuries.  The victim provided Detectives with a detailed description of her assailant and his vehicle and was also able to assist in the preparation of a composite sketch of her attacker with the help of a New Jersey State Police sketch artist. 

“Through further investigation, law enforcement was able to identify Steen as the individual responsible for the robbery and assault of the 87-year-old victim.  On October 3, 2019, a warrant was issued for Steen’s arrest,” the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office reported today. “On October 7, 2019, Steen was arrested in Burlington County by the New Jersey State Police during an unrelated motor vehicle stop.  Steen was transported to the Ocean County Jail, where he has been lodged since his apprehension on October 7, 2019.”

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