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Akron man arrested after snatching purse from elderly woman inside Target

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Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 14:30:11-05

A brazen purse snatcher who allegedly robbed an elderly woman inside Target and took her handbag was arrested on Tuesday.

Tyrone Moore, 47, of Akron, was charged with robbery, a second-degree felony.

The robbery took happened at Target, 762 Arlington Ridge, in Green shortly before 5 p.m.

Green is a small city about 12 miles south of Akron.

Moore allegedly approached the 76-year-old victim, grabbed her purse and tried to take it from her, police said.

The woman fought back and a short struggle ensued before the man was able to wrangle the purse from her. The woman sustained a minor injury and had to be taken to a nearby hospital, police said.

The man was arrested a short time later by Akron police and taken to Summit County Jail.