The alleged "fairy" in the three-woman team charged with the Halloween heist of a suspected Novato marijuana dealer was arrested Friday as she walked down a Petaluma street, Novato police reported.
Molly Ann Blumberg, accused of wearing a fairy costume during the Oct. 31 armed robbery and attack on the victim, identified by police as 46-year-old David Murray Randolph, was taken into custody shortly before 2 p.m. in the 1100 block of Liberty Road. She was booked at Sonoma County Jail for suspected armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury and burglary. She was being held on $275,000 bail.
The 21-year-old Blumberg was the last of the trio to remain at large. Teresa Leanne Gollihugh, 20, a former Coast Guard officer, was nabbed in Sonoma County on the day of the robbery. Her mother, Keren Anne Blake, 39, was taken into custody Nov. 1 in a homeless encampment in Petaluma. After they were booked, they were held in Marin County Jail on $100,000 bail, pending arraignment on suspicion of armed robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, battery with serious bodily injury and conspiracy.
Police said at about 2 a.m. on Halloween, a woman in a fairy costume was let into the victim's house in the 2400 block of Center Road after asking to use the phone. The others followed her. After one of them pulled a handgun, Randolph fought with them over the weapon. When it was dropped, they attacked him with a metal
lamp, a coffee mug and alcohol bottles, investigators said.
Bleeding, he ran outside and yelled for help while the women ran away, making off with a laptop computer. Randolph suffered a cut scalp that required stitches.
The house where the crime occurred had been raided by the Marin County Major Crimes Task in April. Officers said they seized more than 500 marijuana plants, two pounds of processed pot and indoor growing equipment. Randolph is awaiting trial on charges of marijuana cultivation and possession for sale, according to the district attorney's office.
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