(KMOV) – Police have arrested a teen they say attempted to rob a woman in the Central West End Monday evening.
Corie Harvey, 18, was charged Thursday with second-degree attempted robbery.
Police said a woman was walking in the 4500 block of Maryland around 8 p.m. when Harvey approached her from behind, grabbed her neck and forced her to the ground.
Harvey was searching her coat and pants pockets when she called out for help.
Authorities said after two witnesses ran over, Harvey fled the scene.
Police said officers responded to the scene within seconds, but were not able to apprehend Harvey, who ran east on Maryland then south on Taylor.
An investigation led them to Harvey, who was arrested and taken into custody.