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Arrest made in Charles Town robbery

April 04, 2002|BY MARLO BARNHART

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A Charles Town woman was charged Wednesday in a robbery that occurred Tuesday near Wright Denny Elementary School, court records said.

Doris D'Alaque Smith, 22, 418 E. North St., was charged with robbery and assault during the commission of a felony, according to Jefferson County Magistrate Court records.

Smith was charged in connection with a robbery in which the victim's face was injured as she was robbed of $300 near Wright Denny Elementary School Tuesday afternoon, Charles Town Police said.

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 of a car, according to Detective Mark Johnston.

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The victim told the woman that 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, Johnston said.

The two women kicked and beat the victim and took her purse containing $300, Johnston said.

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