Angelita Rodriguez used to sell clothes and blankets on the sidewalk outside her apartment complex on South Maple Street.
“But it’s been awhile since I’ve done it,” she says in Spanish. “I haven’t gone out since they robbed me.”
The man who robbed her pretended to be an interested customer, Rodriguez says. He asked her which blankets were her most expensive. She says when she turned to grab some of the blankets hanging on the fence behind her, he took off with as many blankets as he could.
“I was scared,” she says. “More than anything it left me shocked.”