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Woman arrested for robbery

A woman wanted in the early Sunday robbery of a man outside the Circle K, 2536 Airport Thruway, was arrested in Phenix City Thursday night by robbery/assault officers from the Columbus Police Department and Phenix City Police.

Sherry Ann Linton, 38, is charged with robbing Victor Rodregues, 28, who reported he was walking through the Circle K parking lot around 1:15 a.m. when a woman approached and asked for money. Police are still looking for a second suspect in the robbery, thought to be a woman, Columbus Police Lt. Lynn Joiner said Friday.

Rodregues was sitting in the car talking apparently with Linton when he said he was grabbed from behind, pinned against the seat and robbed, Joiner said. He described the woman he was talking to as a white female in her 50s, weighing about 150 pounds and with brown hair. He could not provide a description of the person who attacked him from behind, but thought it was a woman.

Joiner credited citizens who provided information Thursday morning about a vehicle and address with helping authorities track her down. He said she had been living in Phenix City.

Linton is to receive a hearing at 9 a.m. today (Saturday) in Columbus Recorder's Court. She was transferred to Columbus from the Russell County Jail Friday morning and is being held in the Muscogee County Jail.

"Something like this they probably would have tried again," Joiner said.

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