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One person charged after attempted purse snatching

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(KMOV)—One person is charged after trying to steal a woman’s purse.

Nikki Nelson, 21, is charged with 2nd degree robbery and resisting/interfering with arrest after Nelson and two others allegedly demanded a woman give them her purse.
 
According to police, on July 20th at 8 p.m., a 44-year-old woman was walking down Nottingham and Prague, when she passed the suspects. Nelson ordered the victim to give up her purse.
 
The victim was then sprayed in the face with mace by Nelson who then fell to the ground with the victim, fighting for the purse. Nelson got free with the victim’s purse and ran with the other two suspects, to a vehicle waiting nearby.
 
Police were able to stop the vehicle and six people were taken into custody. Only Nelson was charged in this incident.
 
The victim suffered only minor knee injuries.
 
Nelson is being held on a $40,000 bond.

 

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