2013-05-16 / Community

Woman botches alleged robbery

CURTIS – A Curtis woman was arrested Monday for allegedly breaking into Chamberlin’s Ole Forest Inn. According to law enforcement officials the woman was apprehended after being locked in her car at the scene of crime.

In a news release from the Michigan State Police – St. Ignace Post, troopers responded to a reported breaking and at the Inn, located in Portage Township of Mackinac County. Upon arriving on the scene at 7:35 a.m., troopers found that a breaking and entering had occurred, and the suspect had locked herself in a vehicle.

Investigation determined the suspect allegedly entered the Inn, which was occupied by two overnight guests, and stole numerous items, such as food, dishes, silverware, and other consumable goods. During that time, the suspect unknowingly lost the keys to the vehicle.

After loading and entering the vehicle, the suspect realized she was locked inside because the inside door latches were broken. The suspect needed the keys to roll the window down and use the exterior latch to open the door.

The 42-year-old Curtis woman was arrested for home invasion and larceny in a building, and lodged in the Mackinac County Jail pending arraignment today. Troopers from St. Ignace were assisted by troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post.

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