Crime

Mother-daughter duo accused of robbery, child endangerment in Fresno

Athena Webb
Athena Webb Fresno Police Department

Two women have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in a Feb. 10 robbery in central Fresno, the police department said.

Athena Webb, 39, and Montrice Bowlin, 22, allegedly stole multiple items from the cosmetics section of the JC Penney store at Fashion Fair Mall.

The women had children with them, Fresno police said. When confronted by police, the women allegedly attacked the store’s loss prevention agents.

The incident was captured on camera. After further investigation, the women were identified as a mother and daughter.

After multiple tips from the public, Webb and Bowlin were arrested Thursday.

They will be booked into the Fresno County Jail on robbery and child endangerment charges, Fresno police said.

Razi Syed: 559-441-6679, @razisyed

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