A homeless man is charged with robbing a 79-year-old man of more than $1,000 at a North Whitehall Township grocery store last week.

It happened at the Weis on Route 873 on January 31st.

The victim had just cashed his paycheck of more than $1,300 when 23-year-old Tommy Miller came up behind him while he was buying lottery tickets, reached into his pocket, and stole the envelope of money. He then ran out of the store.

Miller later admitted to stealing the money and is now in the Lehigh County jail on theft and robbery charges.