Two Bakersfield teens are accused of attack on Taft woman in October

Two Bakersfield teens are scheduled to go on trial on Jan. 21 for an attack on a woman near an ATM.

Letroy Higgins, 18 and Demetris Acevedo,19 are charged with attempted robbery, battery with serious bodily injury, assault and conspiracy.

They are charged in connection with an Oct. 30 attack on a Taft woman who had made a withdrawal from the ATM machine at Safe 1 Credit Union.
The victim told police she was attacked by a man as she walked away from the ATM.

The suspect demanded her purse and fought with her in an unsuccessful attempt to steal it.

Both suspects were later located and arrested in Bakersfield.