A around 8:30pm tonight, a woman ran to SAPD officers directing traffic at Riverfest saying three men pushed her boyfriend to the ground and stole a string bag from her that contained her purse. Bike officers out on Riverfest duty and SAPD road patrol units located three suspects. One of them, Stephon J. LeMaster (19 yoa from St. Albans area) was wearing the string bag on his back. The bag still had the purse in it. The other two suspects, Joseph C. Young (21 yoa from St. Albans area) and Daavid D. Wiley (20 yoa from St. Albans area) were also located.
Statements were taken from the victims. Young was said to have initially approach the couple with Wiley tripping the boyfriend pushing him to the ground. When he was down, LeMaster was said to forcibly take the string bag from the girl.
All will be charged with First Degree Robbery which is a felony. The male victim only received some slight abrasions. His girlfriend was uninjured. Ptl. P. M. Farry is investigating.