Shortly after midnight, the 65-year-old victim was leaving the restaurant when a man robbed her of her purse. She also received a cut on the hand in that assault. The suspect then ran north down Memorial Drive.
A short time later, a Days Inn customer who witnessed the robbery saw the suspect at the nearby hotel. They alerted the police who arrested 29-year-old Enrique Ortiz of Springfield. Ortiz is charged with armed robbery and assault and battery of person over 60 years old.