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Strong-arm robbery on Laramie

By The Mercury

An unknown man forcibly stole a Manhattan woman’s purse Thursday evening while she was walking in the 1000 block of Laramie Street.

Capt. Kurt Moldrup said Victoria Johnson, 38, reported that a male wearing a dark blue hoodie, dark pants and white shoes ran up to her and grabbed her purse while simultaneously pushing her to the ground. The man then fled , stealing her purse and wallet.

Moldrup said the woman was uninjured except for scrapes to her knees.

The woman told police that the incident occurred at about 7:50 p.m.

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