Cogswell was charged with second-degree robbery, a class C felony, Nevel said.
April L. Cogswell, 35, of Cairo is accused of stealing another woman’s purse and cell phone. The alleged theft occurred on July 16 in front of the woman’s house, Nevel said.
The location of the alleged crime was not revealed and police did not say whether the two women know each another.
New York penal law defines second-degree robbery as forcibly stealing property from another.
Following her arrest, Cogswell was issued appearance tickets for Cairo Town Court.
Second-degree robbery is considered a class C violent felony and carries a minimum sentence of three and a half years and a maximum of 15 years in prison if convicted. The judge may also impose a fine as well as restitution to the victim, according to NY penal law.
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