Suspect in street robberies identified

April 1, 2009 7:31:45 AM PDT
Wilmington police have released the identity of the woman arrested for three street robberies in the city.She is identified as Lisa Hall, 29, of the 100 Block of Stroud.

Police say Hall committed one of the robberies while accompanied by a little girl. A school officer recognized the description of the girl, which included the detail that the child was wearing a black cast.

The officer knew of a girl matching that description, and called police.

Investigators say Hall was identified by the victims in a line-up, and after being arrested they say she admitted to the crimes.

Her 9-year-old daughter was transported to A.I. Children's Hospital for evaluation and, after being interviewed by the Children's Advocacy Center, she was turned over to family members.

Hall was taken to Women's Correction Institute for lack of $154,000 bail.

In the first robbery, police say a 21-year-old Wilmington woman was approached from behind by Hall around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25th.

The victim says Hall placed an object against her back, implying she had a weapon. The victim's wallet, purse, and cell phone were stolen. The victim was not hurt.

On Thursday, March 26th, police say a 39-year-old Wilmington woman was exiting her parked car shortly before 8:00 a.m in the 100 block of West 6th Street, when Hall ran up to her and tried to take her purse.

The two struggled, and police say the victim was cut on the chin by Hall, who was wielding a box cutter. During the robbery, the victim says Hall was accompanied by a little girl, now identified as Hall's daughter, who allegedly told the victim "just give her the money." Police say Hall then took the purse, and Hall and the girl fled the scene.

On Saturday, March 28th, police responded to the 200 block of Water Street at about 2:15 p.m. There, they say a 28-year-old Philadelphia woman said that she was getting out of her car and was approached by Hall, who said "What if I told you I had a knife?"

Then, police say, Hall produced a knife and demanded the victim's wallet. Police say Hall then implied that she had a handgun in her purse, but none was displayed. The victim complied and Hall fled. The victim's wallet was discovered in the restroom of business in the 200 block of N. Market Street.

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