Incoming Texas A&M freshman defensive end Alton Robinson was arrested on Tuesday morning and charged with robbery, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
Robinson, 17, was picked up at Judson High School in San Antonio, Texas, according to KSAT 12, after an ex-girlfriend filed a criminal complaint with an investigator Monday. She told the investigator that Robinson stole her cell phone out of her purse when she got home from a trip to the store last week.
“As she attempted to go in the house, she said Robinson ripped her purse off her shoulder and ran away,” BCSO spokesperson James Keith told KSAT 12. “She was slightly injured during the struggle. As she chased Robinson, he dropped the purse but took her cell phone.”
The ex-girlfriend said a similar incident happened in May 2015 with Robinson snatching her purse.
Robinson was one of 21 student-athletes to sign with Texas A&M on signing day on Wednesday, Feb. 3. He was rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 71 player in the state of Texas in the Class of 2016 by the 247Sports composite rankings.
According to KSAT 12, Robinson appeared before a magistrate, who set bond at $20,000. No official statement has been released by Texas A&M at this time.