Dewitt Police arrest man in parking lot robbery

The DeWitt Police have made an arrest after an investigation into a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of Kmart, 3649 Erie Blvd. East, involving a 16-year-old victim.

Willie Maeweather Jr, 33, was arrested Dec. 31 and charged with robbery in the third degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Maeweather approached the 16-year-old girl while she was sitting in her mother's vehicle in the store's parking lot and demanded the victim get out of the car. He forcibly removed her purse and other items then fled in a car driven by a female who has not been charged at this time. She has been identified and the car has been impounded, police officials said. The victim was not injured.

Maeweather was arraigned in the town of DeWitt court and was remanded to the Onondaga County Justice Center.

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