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Woman arrested for robbery a year later

Staff report

NILES — A year to the day after a reported aggravated robbery, a city woman was arrested for her alleged involvement in the crime.

Hannah Loza, 19, of 23 Cherry St., was arrested on the warrant after a traffic stop.

For the aggravated robbery incident, police were called to 120 Morse Ave. about 6:18 p.m. May 5, 2020.

A juvenile victim told police he was walking in the area of Robbins Avenue at South Cedar Avenue when a dark gray vehicle approached him. The victim told police he knew the driver, Loza, and two other men were with her, the police report states. One of the men was Liam Chiodi, who ultimately was charged with attempted robbery and received five years probation Feb. 18.

The victim told police the two men got out of the car. One of them held the victim’s arms behind his back while the other kicked him in the stomach and punched him in the face. The two men took a pair of headphones before they left.

While speaking with police, paramedics arrived because the victim was bleeding from his face and was missing multiple teeth, the report states.

Niles Municipal Court officials said there was a prior warrant for Loza’s arrest for her involvement, but she allegedly gave police the wrong name, leading to an additional falsification charge.

For the traffic stop, police saw a vehicle fail to make a complete stop at a stop sign at Linden Avenue and Robbins Avenue about 5:42 p.m. Wednesday. Police stopped the vehicle driven by Chiodi as it pulled into 134 Leslie Ave. Loza was also in the vehicle and was arrested.

Loza is set to appear in Niles Municipal Court before Judge Christopher Shaker at 9:15 a.m. Monday. She faces charges of aggravated robbery, complicity to aggravated robbery, falsification and obstructing official business. She remained in Trumbull County jail on $100,000 bond Friday night.

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