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Niagara Falls woman knocked to the ground during purse-snatching

NIAGARA FALLS – A 57-year-old Niagara Falls woman was injured after being shoved to the ground by a purse-snatcher late Sunday on Niagara Falls Boulevard near the I-190.

Police were summoned to the Niagara Falls Memorial Center emergency room at 2 a.m. The victim told police she was stopped by two men who asked her for a lighter and, as she rummaged though her purse, one of the men pushed her down and grabbed the purse, which contained $300 and hydrocodone pills. She was treated for pain and bleeding, police said.

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