Two arrested after allegedly following woman home, robbing her of casino winnings
Photos: Shasta County Sheriff’s Office
A Shasta County couple was recently arrested after allegedly following a woman home and forcibly robbing her of her casino winnings, according to a press release by the Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly before midnight on the night of Thursday, April 28, deputies responded to a robbery report on Alee Lane in Redding, where they found a 74-year-old woman who’d sustained a laceration to her arm.
Investigators were able to piece together the night’s events through witness statements and surveillance video obtained from the Win-River casino, the latter of which showed that the victim had been followed home from the casino by two people in another car. These two were later identified as 33-year-old Timothy Wilt and 24-year-old Allissa Long, both residents of Oroville.
The victim was reportedly still sitting in her vehicle when Wilt approached with a gun and told her to hand over the money or she’d be shot. The victim was still holding her purse and the two struggled, with Wilt ultimately dragging her out of the car and wresting the purse away from her. At that point, Wilt and Long fled, authorities say.
Investigators were soon able to track Wilt and Long to an apartment complex in Red Bluff. After a brief standoff, both surrendered and were taken into custody without further incident. Investigators later searched the apartment and found evidence consistent with the alleged crime.
Wilt and Long were later booked at the Shasta County Jail on suspicion of robbery, criminal threats, conspiracy, and elder abuse with great bodily injury. While Long is being held on $50,000 bail, Wilt is denied bail due to violation of probation, according to the Sheriff’s Office.