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One Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Purse In Dover

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DOVER, Del. - A Dover teenager was arrested, after he allegedly snatched a purse from a woman on the street.

Dover Police say on Monday, they charged a 17-year-old male, after a local establishment's surveillance footage showed him in the area, minutes before the robbery. The teen was charged with criminal mischief under $1,000, conspiracy 2nd degree, and robbery 2nd degree, before being released to his parents, pending a later court date.

The charges stem from an incident on Sunday around 6:50 PM, where a 44-year-old woman was walking on Webbs Lane, when the teen reportedly grabbed the woman's purse. According to the report, the force of the suspect grabbing the bag, caused it to tear, and the victim's wallet to fall out. Police say the teen picked up the wallet, and fled east on Webbs Lane.

The victim was not injured during the reported robbery.

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