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Woman Sentenced to Jail for Metro Train Robbery Attack

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jan 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

An 18-year-old woman was sentenced yesterday to 270 days in county jail for an attempted robbery attack that was captured on video and shared on social media, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

At Thursday's court appearance, defendant Aliyah Alize Von Lewis pleaded no contest to a felony count of attempted robbery within a public vehicle in case TA138851.

In addition to jail, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lynn D. Olson also sentenced Von Lewis to three years of probation. Furthermore, the defendant was ordered to stay away from the victim for three years and attend one year of anger management classes.

Deputy District Attorney Osman Abbasi, who prosecuted the case, said on Dec. 8 Von Lewis approached a girl as she entered the Metro train and violently tried to take her backpack.

The attack was captured on video and shared on social media, the prosecutor added.

Three days after the incident, Von Lewis was arrested and subsequently charged in connection with the attack.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case TA138851 / January 8, 2016

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