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Man faces robbery charge over phone

Posted at 6:24 AM, Aug 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-10 06:44:30-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man is in jail after police say he grabbed his girlfriend and took her phone.

Police say that it happened around 5 p.m. Friday when 27-year-old Anthony Washington is accused of grabbing the woman and taking her phone. A witness, who was on the phone with the woman at the time, told police that Washington said, "I might as well get $200 for this thing."

Washington believed the woman had stolen money for him.

Washington is charged with second-degree robbery, as well as disorderly conduct for allegedly causing a disturbance when he was arrested.