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Juvenile arrested in robbery of elderly woman

Homewood police announced Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the robbery and assult of an elderly woman last week.

Police said a 17-year-old male was taken into custody on Monday and was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated battery.

The charges stem from an incident Thursday morning, March 15, when an 80-year-old woman was accosted on Center Avenue near Olive Road. The juvenile suspect allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and took her purse.

The woman was transported to the hospital with lacerations to her face, according to police.

More information about the arrest was not released by police.

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