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Crawford County pair charged with robbing 83-year-old woman

| Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:33 a.m.
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LINESVILLE — Pennsylvania State Police charge that two western Crawford County residents robbed an 83-year-old woman they know of a large amount of jewelry and a small amount of cash and sold some of the stolen items at a Meadville business in late February.

Alan R. Summerville, 55, and Andrea M. Boughner, 55, both of the 2000 block of Lillian Avenue in North Shenango Township, were in the Crawford County Correctional Facility on Wednesday, facing felony charges in the Feb. 27 armed robbery at an Erin Drive residence in the township on the early morning of Feb. 27.

Police charge that Summerville and Boughner conspired to enter the victim's residence and rob her of about $50,000 in jewelry and $10 in cash, menacing and threatening the victim with a large knife, according to information in the criminal complaints filed by state police Trooper Brian Palm. The victim, who is known to Summerville and Boughner, was not injured in the incident, Capt. James Basinger, commander of state police Troop E in Lawrence Park Township, said Wednesday.

Summerville and Boughner are accused of taking some of the stolen jewelry to a business in Meadville and selling the items later on the morning of Feb. 27, according to the complaints.

Summerville was arraigned Tuesday afternoon by Linesville District Judge Rita Marwood on charges including felony counts of burglary, robbery, theft, receiving stolen property and conspiracy. He was placed in prison on $100,000 bond.

Boughner was arraigned by Marwood Tuesday afternoon on charges including felony counts of receiving stolen property and conspiracy. She was placed in prison on $75,000 bond.

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