(Winston-Salem, NC) -- Last night at approximately 9 o'clock, Winston Salem Downtown Bicycle Patrol responded to a purse snatching call at the Reynolds America parking lot on North Church St.
When they arrived, victim 51-year-old Monica Graves of Lewisville told them she had been robbed as she was walking to her car.
Suspect, 19-year-old John Emery Washington of Raleigh, ran away prior to the officers arriving. Officers were able to coordinate their efforts and locate Mr. Washington nearby. He was then charged with Common Law Robbery, Trespass on Railroad Property, and Resist/Delay/Obstruct a Government Official. He was placed under a $20,000 bond.
The victim received minor injuries as a result of this crime.
Anyone with further information about this incident is requested to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at 773-7700 or Crime Stopper s at 727-2800.