EAST LANSING, Mich. — Three suspects were recently charged in connection with an unarmed robbery that occurred in the 1700 block of Abbot Road on Monday, June 10.
At 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10 a female victim was walking down Abbot Road when she was approached by a female suspect who ripped her purse off her shoulder. The female suspect then fled on foot with the purse to an awaiting vehicle and fled the area.
The victim was able to get the license plate and a description of the vehicle. ELPD later found the vehicle in Bath Township and a subsequent investigation lead to two male suspects being charged with their roles after the robbery.
The female suspect is Tyesha Booth, a 21-year-old from Benton Harbor. She was charged with felony unarmed robbery and felony unauthorized possession of a Financial Transaction Device (FTD). These felonies are punishable by a maximum of 15 years and four years in prison respectively.
The male suspects include Tynathan Felder, a 19-year-old from Detroit, and Christopher Keaton, a 19-year-old also from Detroit. Felder and Keaton were each charged with felony accessory after the fact and felony FTD, punishable by a maximum of five years and four years in prison respectively.
All three suspects were arraigned on Friday, June 21 and are awaiting their preliminary examination.