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25-year-old woman rips off her grandmother’s bra and robs her so she can pay for a hotel room

By Mason White 11:14 AM August 18, 2014
Brigitte Matzke 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A young woman who desperately wanted to stay at a hotel, decided to rob her elderly grandmother, police in Florida said.

Port Orange Police said that they arrested 25-year-old Brigitte Matzke, and her husband, 26-year-old Alex Caldwell, after she was accused of ripping off her grandmother’s bra before robbing her.

The couple was arrested on Monday, shortly after the attack.

Police said that when they arrived at the scene they saw 84-year-old Aida Matzke sitting on her porch and crying.

According to the police investigation, Brigitte Matzke and her husband went to her grandmother’s house shortly after 7:30 p.m., and demanded $80 to stay overnight in a hotel.

Matzke allegedly grabbed her grandmother, ripped her bra, twisted her wrists and stole jewelry after she refused to give her the $80 she demanded.

When Aida Matzke tried to call 911, her granddaughter ripped the phone from the wall and threw it at her. The suspects fled with $1,900 in stolen property including jewelry and a cell phone.

Both were charged with assault and battery, false imprisonment, theft, possession of methamphetamine and threatening a witness.