Woman beaten and robbed in Charles Town

April 03, 2002

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A woman suffered gashes on her face and other injuries after she was robbed of $300 near Wright Denny Elementary School Tuesday afternoon, according to a Charles Town Police Department spokesman.

The 19-year-old woman had been to a local bank and was walking across the grounds of Wright Denny along West Congress Street when she was confronted by a woman who had just stepped out a car, Detective Mark Johnston said.

The victim told the woman she had mace and that the woman should leave her alone, Johnston said.

Another car pulled up to the area, and a second woman stepped out of that car, he said.

The victim told police that the two women kicked and beat her before taking her purse containing $300.

She walked to a nearby house after the 12:30 p.m. attack to call for help, Johnston said.

One of two cars involved in the incident was later found parked across from the police station on Liberty Street. There was a purse on the floor of the Blue Dodge Neon but there was no money inside, Johnston said.


Police located the driver of the car and were questioning the woman Tuesday afternoon, Johnston said.

The victim was treated at Jefferson Memorial for scratches, gashes on her face and a bruise to her rib area.

- Dave McMillion

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