Two women charged with robbery

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 1, 2000

Two Austin women have been charged in connection with robbery of another woman’s purse.

Friday, December 01, 2000

Two Austin women have been charged in connection with robbery of another woman’s purse.

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Sandra Day, 22, and Tonya Ingersoll, 29, both of Austin, were charged with aggravated and simple robbery, respectively.

According to an Austin Police Department report, the victim was Robin Doster, 36 of Austin.

An Austin patrolman on routine patrol near the Holiday Inn of Austin area was stopped by a woman near 1:21 a.m. Thursday, who said she had just been robbed.

The victim gave a description of the robbers to the patrolman. The description was broadcast and another officer approaching the area spotted a vehicle with two occupants matching the description.

The car, driven by Kathy Adams, was stopped and the occupants ordered to exit the vehicle. One of the occupants was identified by the victim as one of the alleged robbery suspects, May.

Adams consented to a search of the vehicle and in the trunk was found the victim’s purse with credit cards, checks and less than $250 inside.

May was taken into custody and later Thursday, Ingersoll, on a visit to the Mower County Jail, was also arrested and charged in connection with the robbery.

According to the police report, the victim and a female companion were accosted by the pair they identified as May and Ingersoll as they were leaving Torge’s Bar and Grill early Thursday at the Holiday Inn Convention Center.

The victim and her companion told investigators they were threatened by the pair, who announced they had guns. When the victim did not give up the purse, it was snatched from her and the victims retreated into the night.

Neither the victim nor her companion suffered any injuries in the incident and no weapons were found on either of the suspects or in the car driven by Adams, according to the police report.