A 24-year-old Land O’ Lakes man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with robbery by sudden snatching, according to the Pasco County Sherriff’s Office report.
A 77-year-old Land O’ Lakes woman told police she was out shopping at a Kmart store on Feb. 11 when the robbery happened. She walked back to her car, opened the door and sat down in the driver’s seat when a man came up to her vehicle, grabbed her purse and ran.
The woman chased the man who snatched her purse and saw him get inside a black vehicle. She later found that her tires had been slashed. A police report indicated that her credit cards were used in Tampa.
When the suspect was contacted by authorities, he said that another man stole the purse, but he was present while the robbery occurred.
The man charged with robbery by sudden snatching lingered in jail Wednesday with bail set at $5,000.
Robbery is referred to as the use of violence or the threat of violence to take another person’s property. Common types of Robbery include purse snatching, carjacking and bank robberies. Depending on a defendant’s criminal history and the facts of any given arrest, a robbery can be charged as a third degree felony up to a life felony.
If you or someone you know has been arrested in Land O’ Lakes or Pasco County, you need to call the Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC at 813-221-3200 to defend your case immediately. Our offices are available any day of the week, 24 hours a day to assist you with your claim.