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    Independence Co. woman hit, robbed of purse

    12:04 PM, Oct 25, 2013   |    comments
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    INDEPENDENCE CO., Ark. (KTHV) - A woman tells police she was hit on the head by a suspect who then stole her purse.

    Thursday night, Independence County Sheriff's officers were approached by a woman who was bleeding from a head injury. She told officers she had just gotten back to her house from the store with her small child and as she opened the car door, a man approached her and demanded money.

    When she told the suspect she didn't have any money, she says he struck her with what appeared to be a rifle on her head, causing the laceration. The suspect then grabbed her purse and ran off.

    The victim was taken to the hospital for her injuries and officers conducted an extensive search of the area with no results.

    The Independence County Sheriff's Department is asking if anyone has information in the case please call them at (870) 793-8878.

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