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Woman beaten, then robbed in Ridgewood: DA

RIDGEWOOD — A woman was charged with two counts of second-degree robbery after she allegedly beat another woman, allowing a second woman who was not arrested to steal her purse, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office.

Ashley Whittington said that between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Saturday, she was at the intersection of Cooper and Irving avenues and attempting to enter her car when the woman who was not arrested allegedly told her, “You better not get in that car,” according to the DA.

Eileen Gonzalez, 27, then allegedly punched Whittington in the face and knocked her to the ground, then kicked her in the face and body, causing her to suffer from a laceration and substantial pain to her face as well as bruising and substantial pain to her arms, back and legs, according to the DA. The woman who was not arrested then took Whittington’s purse, the DA said.

Gonzalez was arraigned Sunday and released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to return to court Oct. 21.

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