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Schofield soldier arrested in Pearl City purse snatching

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:48 p.m. HST, Jan 15, 2014

A 32-year-old Schofield Barracks soldier was arrested Tuesday for allegedly taking a purse from a woman in Pearl City on New Year's Eve.

The incident occurred just before midnight when the male suspect allegedly confronted the 29-year-old woman as she sat in her car, according to a police report.

Police said the suspect used force to take the purse. The victim was injured while fighting back and the suspect fled with her purse.

The Army soldier faces charges of second-degree robbery and unauthorized entry into a vehicle.

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