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2 women charged with armed robbery in Keene

KEENE — Two women were charged with armed robbery Tuesday after police responded to a disturbance on Franklin Street.

Helena Wagstaff, 20, of Swanzey, and Krissy Bass, 19, of Keene, were charged. Bass was also arrested on two bench warrants, police said.

“There was a dispute over some property over which the two girls tried to force their way into the men’s apartment,” Lt. Steven Tenney said.

Police went to the apartment at 4:45 p.m. after one of the woman called 911 to report that two men had taken her friend’s “medication and their knife and made them leave their residence,” the police report said.
“It was a dispute, an argument over this backpack that did have some medicine in it. It was more of a longer drawn-out argument about the backpack at the door of this apartment.”

While investigating, police said they determined the women went to the apartment and confronted the men, and Wagstaff allegedly pulled the knife on the men. One of the men grabbed her arm and took the knife from her, Tenney said. No one was injured.
Both women were held overnight in the Cheshire County House of Corrections and arraigned Wednesday in the 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene District Court where $1,000 cash bail was set for each woman.
They are scheduled to appear in the district court May 7 for a probable cause hearing.

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