A Pine Bluff man who was being held at the county detention center on burglary charges was back in court Thursday after he was accused of taking a woman's purse by force on Dec. 7.
A Pine Bluff man who was being held at the county detention center on burglary charges was back in court Thursday after he was accused of taking a woman’s purse by force on Dec. 7.
Toriano Robinson, 20, was being held on a $25,000 bond after Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled Tuesday that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary and theft of property stemming from an incident Nov. 5 at 1719 S. Ohio St.
During the court hearing Thursday, Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said the victim identified Robinson as the man who ran inside her house at 1508 S. Linden St., and took her purse, while another person held her on the ground.
Reed said the victim told police she had received a phone call from a person she knew as “T.J.” who said he was coming to see her, and when “T.J.” arrived, he was accompanied by another person who threw her to the ground and held her there while “T.J.” took the purse. Both men then ran from the residence.
The purse reportedly contained $120 cash, an ATM card, and other items, Reed said.
Police reported that on Wednesday, the victim was shown a photo line up and identified Robinson as “T.J.”
Reed said Robinson has two cases pending in circuit court, one of them involving breaking or entering and theft of property, the second a residential burglary and theft of property case, as well as two additional allegations, including the residential burglary and theft of property case from November that prosecutors have not filed formal charges on yet.
At Reed’s request, Kearney set a $25,000 cash only bond for Robinson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated residential burglary and theft of property by force.
The judge also ordered Robinson to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled, and to come back to court Feb. 23.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Robinson.