Man charged in West Hartford robbery

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Francha Francis Photo credit West Hartford Police Dept

West Hartford, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - West Hartford police are charging a man after they say he tried to rob a woman outside a boutique in town earlier today.

Officers say around 10:30 a.m., they responded to a disturbance outside the Pretty Woman in Kane Street.

That's where they say 28-year-old Francha Francis grabbed the woman and attempted to take money from her.

Police say Francis stole the victim's wallet before fleeing into nearby woods.

They were able to set up a perimeter and with assistance from a police K9 were able to subdue Francis.

He's now charged with robbery, larceny, assault and breach of peace.  Bond was set at $100,000.

Detectives say the victim sustained minor injuries and her stolen wallet was later recovered.

Featured Image Photo Credit: West Hartford Police Dept