Woman Arrested for Robbing 74 year old Woman (Corrected Article)

DETROIT, MI – A woman has been arrested in the robbery of a 74-year-old woman on Detroit’s east side.lawanda-hampton

Wayne County prosecutors have charged Lawanda Hampton, 47-years-old, for carjacking, armed robbery and felony firearm possession.

On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, at 10:15 a.m., in the area of E. Canfield and Moran, the 47-year-old female suspect approached the 74-year-old woman as she was exiting the McDougall Market and asked her for a ride. The victim complied.

As the victim and the female suspect were heading east on Canfield towards Moran, the victim turned to look at the suspect she produced a weapon, pointed in her direction and advised her that she was being robbed. The victim then exited the vehicle and the suspect fled the location in the victim’s vehicle.

Hampton was arrested on Tuesday and arraigned Thursday in 36th District Court and received a $250,000 cash/surety bond.

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