Thieves return purse after stealing from 'wrong' girl

Michael Allen
Michael Allen
Anthony Reigada
Anthony Reigada

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

TROPICAL FARMS, FL (WFLX) - Deputies arrested two men on charges they knocked a 15-year-old girl to the ground, stole her purse, apologized, returned the purse, and said they thought she was someone else.

Michael Allen, 21, is in custody at the Martin County Jail on $60,000 bond charged with robbery by sudden snatching and child abuse. Anthony Reigada, 23, is in the Martin County Jail on $50,000 bond charged with robbery by sudden snatching. 

The girl told investigators she was walking home from the school bus Monday when who men knocked her to the ground, causing her to hit her head, and robbed her of her purse. She said the men then apologized, returned her purse, and said they had mistaken her for someone else before they fled the area in a blue sedan.

Deputies tracked the men down at a nearby home.