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Detectives Arrest Accused Fayetteville Robber

Posted June 20, 2007 7:23 a.m. EDT

— A Fayetteville woman has been charged with robbing another woman after asking her for directions.

Samantha Owens turned herself in to authorites Tuesday, according to Cumberland County detectives.

Investigators said Lorie King answered a knock on her door from Owens on June 4. King said when she opened the door, she saw Owens with a towel on her hand.

King said she believed Owens had a gun, but it turned out to be a cell phone.

King said Owens wanted money to buy drugs. Authorities said Owens took the money and fled from the house.