A woman who robbed a 82-year-old disabled man at knife point was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison.
Shanigue M. Robertson, 33, pleaded guilty in Richmond County Superior Court to robbery, false imprisonment, a weapons charge, and criminal damage to property. In addition to the prison term, Judge J. Wade Padgett imposed 10 years of probation that Robertson will begin after she finishes the prison term.
On July 3, Robertson followed Sam Morrison from the Circle K on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where he cashed his monthly Social Security check. Assistant District Attorney Titus Nichols told the judge Robertson pushed Morrison out of his wheelchair and threatened him with a knife to get his cash.
In a second case, Robertson admitted she broke into the Cherry Tree apartment complex and ripped out metal pipes between Dec. 16 and Jan. 3.