Teen arrested for snatching woman’s purse at Fort Myers apartment complex
FORT MYERS, Fla. – A teen was arrested for snatching a woman’s purse at a Fort Myers apartment complex.
Travis Dennis, 17, was arrested for robbery by sudden snatching after the incident at the Lago Del Sol Apartment Complex on June 11.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed 13-year-old Rajae Anderson was also arrested in connection to the robbery. Deputies said he is accused of serving as the lookout while Dennis snatched the woman’s purse.
The victim told deputies she was walking to her car when she was attacked from behind by a man wearing a red beanie. LCSO confirmed the suspect grabbed the woman by her neck, threw her to the ground, and took her purse.
The victim had bruises on her neck and scrapes to her knee and hand, according to deputies.
Throughout the investigation, detectives with LCSO said they received numerous anonymous tips about the identities of both teens involved. LCSO said Dennis was already behind bars when they identified him as the suspect.
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