Woman charged in pistol-whip robberies

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Two robberies-one of which resulted in the pistol-whipping of an 86 year old man-were solved last Saturday by the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.

Barbara Clark, 35, of Aliceville was arrested and charged with one count of assault and two counts of robbery, first degree,

“She assaulted one of the victims, but she used the pistol in both robberies,” Isaac said. “The first victim, she whipped with the gun and the other one, she put the gun to his head.”

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Clark remains in Greene County Jail. No bond has been set.

Last week, two victims reported being robbed at gunpoint.

In the first incident, Clark arrived at the home of an 86-year-old male asking for $10. When the man refused to give her money, she walked him out to the car and hit him in the side of the head with a pistol. Clark then took $43 from his wallet.

Clark wasted little time in striking again. Greene County resident Stephen Bell soon alerted authorities he had also been robbed at gunpoint.

Bell said Clark came to his house asking for someone who was not there. He said Clarke then asked for money and when he said no, she pulled a gun and held it to his head.

Bell’s wallet was on the nightstand, which Clark took and escaped with $16.