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Woman accused of tying up, robbing her ex-boyfriend’s grandma in Spokane Valley

UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018

Authorities say a 22-year-old woman tied up and robbed her ex-boyfriend’s grandmother inside the victim’s home in Spokane Valley.

LaDarion M. Roberts is in jail facing charges of robbery, burglary and kidnapping. Court records say that on the evening of May 11, Roberts went to the grandmother’s home and used a “ruse” to get her to open the door, then pulled a pistol out of a purse and pushed her way inside.

Roberts then used a large knife to cut lengths of black cord, which she used to tie the grandmother to a chair, according to court records. While the victim was restrained, Roberts stole her wallet, two rings from her fingers and the keys to her Subaru Impreza, which she then drove away from the house, according to court records.

Once alone, the grandmother managed to free herself and report the incident. Deputies took the black cords as evidence and photographed abrasions that the restraints had left on her wrists and arms, according to court records. A neighbor also reported that before the robbery, she had seen Roberts get dropped off in the grandmother’s driveway by a white man driving a blue sedan.

Deputies spotted Roberts the next morning at the Walmart in Spokane Valley, driving the grandmother’s stolen Subaru, according to court records. They arrested her and found a pistol in the car, which they seized as evidence. Detectives later obtained a warrant to search her cellphone.

Roberts remains on probation from her last arrest in January. At the time, the sheriff’s office said deputies used a police dog to apprehend her after she stole from a Shopko store in Spokane Valley, assaulted employees and then trespassed into a neighboring home to hide in a closet. In March, she was sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to first-degree theft, third-degree assault, residential burglary, possession of methamphetamine and two counts of identity theft.

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