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July 14, 2014

Police: Man robbed woman he offered ride

RICHMOND — Richmond Police arrested a suspect July 9 in connection with a strong-armed robbery that resulted in a woman being injured.

Police were dispatched to the 1500 block of East Irvine Street at approximately 1:41 p.m. after a woman reported being assaulted and robbed

The woman told police that she was walking home on East Main Street when the suspect stopped and offered her a ride. She accepted after believing she recognized the man as a friend of her family.

As she entered her apartment, the suspect followed her inside and then refused to leave, the victim told police. When the suspect noticed $30 in cash on a table, both he and the victim reached for it.

 At that point, he grabbed the victim by her arms and threw her backwards, causing her to fall and hit her head on an air conditioning unit. The suspect then took the money and fled, according to a police news release.

The victim suffered scrapes on the back of her head, as well as her arms and legs, and a large bump on her head. She also had redness on her lower back, the release stated, but she did not require medical treatment.

The women provided a description of the man and the vehicle to which allowed police to locate the suspects car shortly thereafter.

After obtaining a description of the suspect and his vehicle, police stopped a car driven by Ryan Fox, 24, of Madison Hills Boulevard. A search of Fox’s car and person produced $30 in denominations consistent with the robbery report, the release stated.

Fox was charged with first-degree robbery and taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.


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