Woman arrested after attack, robbery at Mass. library
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police arrested a woman after she attacked and robbed a woman, taking her wedding ring and iPhone.
“I think I was too stunned to be scared,” said Jennifer Kane, victim.
Jennifer Kane was at the Westborough Public Library Wednesday working on her doctorate thesis when, out of the blue, she says 20-year-old Raven Williams of also of Westborough, robbed and attacked her.
“She came up behind me and grabbed my phone in one hand and my hair, base of my neck here with the other hand and pulled hard and said, somewhat threateningly, ‘I need it. Give it to me,’” said Kane.
Kane says Williams took her wedding ring and iPhone and ran off.
“She seemed pretty desperate, again, the police station was right next door,” said Kane.
Kane says she immediately called the police and then her husband. She says her husband used the Find-My-iPhone app on his computer to help police track her iPhone to a spot just a few blocks away.
“When this girl turned on her phone- turned on my phone, she gave us her location and my husband was able to tell the police who then radioed where she was and they went and got her,” said Kane.
In court, Williams was released on $500 bail on the condition that she wear an ankle bracelet, stay away from Kane and immediately enroll in a substance abuse program. Williams expressed gratitude to the judge.
“Thank you judge. I won't let you down. I appreciate it,” said Williams.
“The best thing we can do is get her the help she needs and fully investigate this. I think she really wants to straighten her life around,” said John Goggins, defense attorney.
“I think it was sad. She’s very young and she initially seemed threatening and then I did ask her if she was okay, and that seemed to make her a little more emotional and I feel bad for her,” said Kane.
Kane said she is happy to have her phone and wedding ring back and hopes Williams gets the help she needs.