62-year-old woman sentenced for robbing man in NE D.C.


WASHINGTON, D.C. – A 62-year-old woman was sentenced to six years in prison for robbing a man who was walking home from a trip to buy medicine for his sick children, the United States Attorney’s Office said Monday.

Sheila Rogers of D.C. was found guilty in November of charges of robbery and felony threats.

Officials say Rogers approached the victim at the 1800 block of I Street NE while he was walking home from the grocery store. Rogers demanded money from the victim while threatening to harm him. The man complied and gave Rogers all the money he had which amounted to a total of $15.

This marks the sixth time Rogers has been convicted of robbery-related offenses since the late 1970’s, officials say.