Man accused of car jacking elderly man faces judge

Robert J Donofrio
Robert J Donofrio

ALBUQUERQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man accused of carjacking an elderly man at an Albuquerque Walmart faced a judge Friday. Last month an 87-year-old man was heading back to his car at the Walmart near Eubank and I-40 when a man tackled him and took his keys. The elderly man then crawled into the car as the suspect sped off.

Police later arrested 29-year-old Robert Donofrio, thanks to a number of tips. This morning prosecutors argued that he was a danger to the public and asked for a $50,000 bond. His attorney asked for $10,000.

The judge also ordered Donofrio stay away from Walmarts and the alleged victim. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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