Woman assaulted by 2 suspects during robbery in Porterville

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Two people were arrested after police say they assaulted a woman while robbing her in Porterville on Tuesday.

Porterville police say Brandon Andrade, 33, and Amanda Phelps, 40, attacked a woman near the Helping Hands shelter on Olive Avenue around 1:30 a.m.

The victim told police that Andrade and Phelps took her purse and other personal belongings before driving off in a nearby vehicle. Police say she suffered minor injuries during the attack.

Investigators were able to track down Andrade and Phelps at a home on River Avenue, and recovered the stolen items.

Andrade and Phelps were booked into the Tulare County South County Detention Facility on several charges.
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