77-Year-Old Woman Fights Off Robbers at Owings Mills Mall
Two suspects from Baltimore were charged with robbery and assault in the Monday incident.
Two teenagers were charged with robbery and assault after trying -- and failing -- to snatch the purse of a 77-year-old woman outside the Owings Mills Mall Monday, Baltimore County Police said.
The teens, who were 14 and 16 years old, approached the woman as she left the mall and asked her for money. When she refused, the 14-year-old grabbed the woman's purse, police said.
The teen hit the woman in the face as she fought back, but failed to wrestle away the purse, police said.
The two teens ran away toward the AMC movie theater, where police later found them hiding in bushes.
The woman refused medical treatment, police said.
The boys, both of Baltimore City, were placed at the Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School, a juvenile detention center.