From left are Rollie D. Williams and Ariel M. Robbins
MILFORD, Del.— Police arrested a Preston, Md., woman for robbery and related charges after detectives said she and another suspect stole an elderly woman's wallet in the parking lot of the Milford Wal-Mart.
Members of the Milford Police Criminal Division arrested 20-year-old Ariel M. Robbins on Thursday following reports of a strong-armed robbery that occurred on Wednesday. Detectives said Robbins and another suspect, 25-year-old Rollie D. Williams of Hurlock, Md., went to Wal-Mart in Robbins's vehicle and drove through the parking lot looking for victims.
According to police, Williams got out of the vehicle, walked through the parking lot, and followed the 89-year-old victim on foot after she exited the store. Investigators said Williams grabbed the victim's arm and took a wallet containing an undisclosed amount of cash and other contents from her hand.
Authorities said Williams then ran from the scene, got into the vehicle with Robbins, and drove away before police arrived. Police said the victim was not injured and did not require medical treatment.
Robbins was charged with first-degree robbery of a victim 62 years of age or older, second-degree conspiracy, and offensive touching. She was released on $11,500 unsecured bond.
Williams is still at large and the Milford Police Criminal Division has a warrant for his arrest. Williams is described as black, around 5-foot-9, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds and has dreadlocks in his hair. Police said the suspect is known to frequent Federalsburg, Md., Hurlock, Md., Harrington, Del., and Milford.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Williams is asked to call Detective Dwight Young or Detective Kathy Getek of the Milford Police Department at (302) 422-8081 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or visit www.tipsubmit.com.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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