$4-robbery lands woman in jail

Published 12:04 am Thursday, May 3, 2012

Even though the take in an alleged robbery outside an Andalusia convenience store Tuesday was only four $1 bills, it could cost a local woman up to 10 years in prison.

Lt. Paul Dean with the Andalusia Police Department said the incident happened at the Mr. Henry store on East Three Notch when the victim walked out the door and was approached by 35-year-old Lakisha Euleuaia Crittenden.


“The victim stated the woman, who was later identified as Crittenden, grabbed the money out of her hand and said, ‘I need that money,’ before leaving in a red car,” Dean said.

He said the victim was able to give a description of her alleged assailant’s clothing and the get-a-way car.

“From the description, we believed Crittenden was the suspect and located her on Whatley Street, wearing the same type of clothing as identified by the victim,” he said.

Dean said the victim was able to positively identify Crittenden from a photo lineup.

When asked of a motive for the robbery, Dean said, “Ms. Crittenden said there was no robbery, that the victim had loaned her the money. It was only four $1 bills.”

Crittenden was booked into the Covington County Jail, charged with robbery III and held under a $10,000 bond.

Robbery III is a Class C felony, punishable by one to 10 years in prison if convicted.