DeWitt Police arrest 16-year-old for robbery

— The DeWitt Police Department arrested a 16 year old female for robbery in the parking lot at 6598 Thompson Road (Lauro's Pizza) around 2:30 p.m. June 23.

A 73-year-old victim had her purse forcibly stolen from her and was dragged by a suspect vehicle that fled the scene. Police located the 16-year-old suspect in a nearby hotel. The investigation revealed that the 16-year-old was a passenger in a vehicle when she observed the victim with her purse. The 16-year-old suspect told police that she saw the victim staring at her at which time she decided to take her purse.

The victim sustained injuries to her head and knees. She was treated at the scene by paramedics and released.

The 16-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with second degree robbery and second degree reckless endangerment.

degree. She was arraigned and is being held at the Justice Center on $5,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

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