A Greenwood man was arrested stealing a woman’s purse while she was shopping.
Tamyius Samarj Makings, 17 of 1522 Parkway Court E1, Greenwood SC was arrested and charged with strong arm robbery.
According to the police report, the victim said she was standing in the children’s clothing section in JC Penney with her purse on her shoulder. Then someone (Makings) grabbed her from behind, wrapping their arm around her neck and covering her eyes where she could not see. She then remembers coming to with her nose bleeding. As she stood up she saw Makings standing beside her.
As Makings fled the store, he tossed the victim’s purse into the hallway after taking approximately $95 from it.
Police obtained the store’s surveillance footage of the incident. Makings was later located in Greenwood near the Mall and arrested.