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Female thief pretends to be pregnant to get ride from stranger in order to rob her

By Mason White 12:56 PM September 12, 2014
Billy Joe Tyler and Crystal Renee Bushta  

By: Anika Rao
A good Samaritan was slashed and robbed by a “pregnant” woman and her husband after the woman asked for a ride.

Two people of South Carolina, are under arrest after they violently robbed the woman in Duncan.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, Billy Joe Tyler and Crystal Renee Bushta, were arrested after they robbed the woman who gave them a ride early Wednesday morning.

Deputies said that Bushta, asked the victim for a ride at 4:50 a.m. Bushta asked for a ride, claiming she was pregnant and does not have energy to walk home.

Tyler and Bushta, got inside the car and attacked the victim. They stabbed her several times in the back of the head.

The suspects took the woman’s belongings, exited her car and fled. The couple tried using the victim’s credit card at a Citgo gas station on Main Street around 6:30 a.m.

The couple was arrested on charges of armed robbery and first-degree assault. Some of the victim’s property and the knife used in the assault were recovered.