The following is a press release from the Pine County Sheriff's Office:
"On January 1, 2020, at 11:19 PM Pine Co 911 received a call of a possible
robbery at the Walmart in Pine City. Witnesses reported a female was
assaulted and robbed in the parking lot. Further witness information was that
the suspect appeared to be younger and wearing a white hat. The suspect left
the area in a maroon-colored car. A witness provided a partial license plate
for the vehicle.
Deputies located the victim in the parking lot. The victim was checked by
ambulance for her injuries but not transported to a hospital. According to the
victim, the suspect grabbed her purse and she fell to the ground. The suspect
then ran off with her purse to the car seen leaving the parking lot.
Around midnight, officers in Chisago County stopped a vehicle in Harris
matching the description given by the witness. The victim's purse was
recovered. Two people were taken into custody and transported to the Pine
County jail on charges of robbery. Formal charges are pending by the Pine
County Attorney’s Office."