Two people robbed by a gun-wielding woman in Spring Garden Township were able to give officers a description of the robber, and the police chief said that was all township Detective James Hott needed to solve the crime.
Hott arrested Natalie R. Frye without incident on Friday morning, Police Chief George Swartz said.
Frye, 38, of the 1700 block of Clover Lane in Spring Garden Township, is in York County Prison on $25,000 bail, charged with armed robbery and theft, court records state.
According to Swartz, an 18-year-old man and his cousin, a woman whose age was not immediately available, were sitting in her vehicle in the 1800 block of South Queen Street about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 6 when Frye walked up to them.
She brandished a handgun and left the area on foot after getting an undisclosed amount of cash, he said.
"Based on the description (from the victims), Detective Hott had an idea of who it may have been, due to his past contacts with (Frye)," Swartz said. "It was good police work."
The victims weren't hurt, he said.
It was unclear whether Frye has retained an attorney.