Burlington woman charged with robbery

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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A Burlington, Iowa, woman has been accused of stealing numerous items from a wallet.

Lori Elmore, 47, was charged Nov. 15 with second-degree robbery.

According to an Iowa City police complaint, Elmore was found near Washington and Dubuque Streets.

She was reported as having taken a victim’s wallet, placing items in her purse, and leaving in a taxi.

She was located after she attempted to stop the taxi and return to the bar. She reportedly provided officers with the items she had taken and admitted she had taken the items.

According to the complaiont, Elmore had red, bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech, poor balance, and the odor of ingested alcohol.

She stated she had been drinking at the bar and refused sobriety tests.

Second-degree robbery is a Class-C felony.

— by Megan Sanchez

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