POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – A Pompano Beach man who offered to help an elderly disabled man across the street is behind bars after he allegedly tried to rob him.

31-year old Randolph Soto has been charged with robbery and abuse of an elderly person.

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James Tallay, 71, is confined to a wheelchair. After paying for a meal at a restaurant near the intersection of NW 27th Avenue and NW 4th Street, Tallay was waiting to cross the street when Soto came up to him and offered to help him.

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Soto pushed Tallay across the street. When they got to other side, however, Soto reportedly stole an envelope from Tallay which contained approximately $4,000 in cash and ran off.

After Sota was arrested, Tallay picked him out of a photo line up, according to his arrest affidavit.

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During a hearing on Wednesday, a judge set bond at $12,500.