Crime

Manatee woman, 40, charged with robbing her mom

MANATEE -- A 40-year-old woman was arrested after she stole her mother's purse and slapped her stepfather, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Sandra L. Masterson, 40, went to her mother's residence in the 300 block of 30th Avenue West and asked her mother for money. When the mother, who is 68, refused, Masterson grabbed the purse from the older woman's hands.

Her stepfather, also 68, tried to stop her, but Masterson hit him in the face and left the scene.

Deputies arrested Masterson a short time later.

Masterson was being held at the Manatee County jail on charges of domestic battery and sudden snatching.

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