WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – Two people were arraigned on charges in connection with the carjacking and robbery of an 88-year-old Livonia woman.
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Jason Malinas, 38, of Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Jessica St. Clair, 41, of Wayne, Michigan, were arrested and face the following charges:
- Unarmed robbery
- Five counts of stealing a financial transaction device
Gloria Kevelighan was walking to get a shopping cart in a Walmart parking lot in Livonia Tuesday when the couple allegedly stole her purse and her car.
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Malinas is accused of pulling Kevelighan's purse strap, causing her to fall to the pavement. That's when he allegedly took her purse and keys and drove away in her car.
Witnesses gave information to Livonia police.
The couple was arrested at 11 p.m. the same day as the carjacking.
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