PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A California man has been charged with felony robbery by sudden snatching for taking money from a teenager in Peachtree City.
Christian Betts-Kopp, 18, is accused of posing as a magazine salesman to steal from his 16-year-old victim.
The crime happened Monday afternoon, when Betts-Kopp and another man knocked on the victim's door at the Balmoral Village Apartments. The victim said they told her they were college students selling magazine subscriptions.
Police said the men convinced the victim to take them to an ATM to withdraw cash for a donation. Once she entered her PIN, one of the men pushed her out of the way and took the money.
Betts-Kopp was arrested after Peachtree City Police received a tip. An investigation determined he was charged with robbery, battery and mob action in Lincoln, Ill., where he beat a victim while posing as a magazine salesman.