Man charged in attempted purse-snatching at mall Man had been banned from Marley Station

March 12, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

A man repeatedly banned from Marley Station Mall was arrested there Monday after allegedly trying to steal a Pasadena woman's purse.

Anthony David Tobio, 22, of no fixed address was charged with attempted robbery, trespassing and giving false information to police. He was being held on $27,500 bail at the county Detention Center yesterday, authorities said.

The victim, Kay Baker of the 100 block of Winston Road, told police she was walking on the upper level of the mall near Ritz Camera about 4 p.m. when a man bumped into her, causing her to spin around.

The man began yelling at her, and while he did, a second man also walked into her, grabbed her purse by its strap and tried to pull it from her shoulder, police said.

Baker screamed, and several people gathered around. A clerk at the camera store called mall security, and a guard followed a man until police arrived and arrested him.

Police said the man initially gave them a false name and that when he gave his real name it was found that he had been banned from Marley Station Mall five times and arrested three

times on trespassing charges there.

An 18-year-old Pasadena man was arrested Monday on charges he threatened a boy with a gun.

Daniel Edward Bougourd, 18, of the 1400 block of Park Lane was charged with first- and second-degree assault and robbery. He was being held yesterday at the county Detention Center with bail set at $100,000, authorities said.

The 12-year-old boy told officers that he was in the woods near his home on Bodkin Avenue about 6 p.m. when a man approached him and said he was looking for one of the boy's friends. The boy said that when he would not say where his friend was, the man drew a small, silver-colored derringer pistol from his coat and placed it against his temple.

The man ordered the boy to take him to his home and call the friend. While at the boy's home, the man took a drink from the refrigerator and left, police said.

Police said that when the man was arrested at his home that evening, he admitted forcing the boy to call the friend but denied having a gun.

Pub Date: 3/12/97

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