New resident bashes robber

A woman sent a would-be robber packing by dousing him with hot coffee and whacking him with her umbrella.

The man tried to snatch the woman’s purse at 7 a.m. Monday at Blanshard Street and Pandora Avenue, but the 45-year-old woman, who had moved to the city on the weekend, put up a fight.

She called police who used a description to arrest a man in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue a little while later. He was holding a sweater soaked in coffee.

Michael Crowhurst, 36, was charged with robbery.