Northeast District police arrested three women on felony charges early Saturday in connection with the robbery of a woman at East Delavan and Courtland avenues on Friday afternoon.
A 26-year-old Lang Avenue woman told police about 5:30 p.m. Friday that five women accosted her and during the ensuing fight, pushed her into the front window of the Trade Fair Food Mart, 1345 E. Delavan Ave., shattering it and doing an estimated $1,500 in damage, according to store employee Adel Munassar.
The attackers stole the woman’s cellphone, a silver earring and a silver cross with a diamond charm, worth a total of $653, before fleeing in a car. Both the robbery victim and the store owner got the license number of the vehicle and supplied police with the first names of some of the attackers.
About 5 a.m. Saturday, Fatima Verse, 23, of Dartmouth Avenue, was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief and trespassing in regard to the broken window, along with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault and harassment.
Also charged with robbery, assault and harassment were Tiera Guyton, 26, of Cornwall Avenue, and Diane Hayes, 50, of Dartmouth Avenue, who was identified by the robbery victim as Guyton’s mother.