Christian McCraw, 19 years old, of Lawndale was arrested for robbery shortly after it occurred on May 23rd.
The victim, who is pregnant, was attacked when she walked out of Lawndale Liquor in broad daylight. McCraw allegedly punched her, ripped the necklace from her and ran. She was treated for some minor injuries.
Police immediately started a search for him and after learning that he ran to and into a friend’s home, the police headed towards there.
McCraw apparently got quickly undressed and pretended to be asleep but when deputies recovered the stolen necklace from his possession along with the clothing he had worn during the crime, his cover up was not the very best.
McCraw was arrested and is being charged with one count of robbery and is being held without bail due to a probation violation from prior occurrences.
If convicted, McCraw may face anywhere between 3 to 6 years in prison.