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Woman charged with robbing another woman

— A Sebring woman was arrested after being accused of spraying another woman with mace in a bar and then snatching her wallet, according to a report released Thursday.

Shaniqua Devondra Blake, 26, 113 Stephanie Lane, Lake Placid, was arrested by the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and charged with robbery.

The arrest came after the victim told authorities that Blake sprayed her with mace and then snatched her purse, the report said.

The victim said when she first noticed Blake she became uneasy because she had had a problem with her earlier in the year, the report said.

After the victim was sprayed, the smell from the mace forced most people in the bar to leave, the report said.