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Suspect attacked elderly man with landscaping stone, stole SUV, police say

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The suspect took off in the victim's silver 2010 Ford Edge Limited SUV.  The SUV might have a broken window from where the robber threw a rock. Credit: KMOV The suspect took off in the victim's silver 2010 Ford Edge Limited SUV.  The SUV might have a broken window from where the robber threw a rock. Credit: KMOV
John Wright, 47, of Wright City is accused of carjacking and assaulting an elderly man in O'Fallon, Missouri (Credit: Police) John Wright, 47, of Wright City is accused of carjacking and assaulting an elderly man in O'Fallon, Missouri (Credit: Police)
O'FALLON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A victim is in the hospital after a man assaulted him and stole his vehicle Tuesday morning in O'Fallon. Missouri. 

The O'Fallon Police Department said they received a call for a robbery around 6:35 a.m. in the 200 block of Belmonte Circle. 

Neighbors say the 72-year-old man was getting in his car to go to golf when he was attacked by a man with a landscaping stone. 

The home is at the back of the usually quiet subdivision and police say it appears to be a random attack. 

The wife of the victim told News 4 her husband is recovering from being hit on the head. She said she is thankful for everyone spreading the message about the suspect in the hopes it helps police track him down. 

Friday morning, the police department said they had charged John Wright, 47, of Wright City, Missouri with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and second-degree assault in the case. His bond was set at $75,000.

 Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect's whereabouts should contact Detective Frye at (636) 240-3200, ext: 5579.

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