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WOMAN, 79, HELPS FIND THEFT SUSPECT

A 79-year-old woman helped police find a young man that she said knocked her down and grabbed her purse Friday afternoon.

The woman told Broadway and Southside Station police that she was walking on Kilhoffer Street shortly after 1 p.m. when a young man wearing a red cap, blue shirt and tan trousers came up from behind, pushed and then knocked her down and then grabbed her purse, which contained about $6.

Police responding to the call met the woman at Genesee and Kilhoffer streets. They were with her when she saw the suspect sitting on a porch in the 1700 block of Genesee Street. When approached by police, the suspect ran but was captured after a short foot chase.

Charged with a felony robbery count and resisting arrest was Sidney L. Allen, 19, who told police he lives on Dartmouth Avenue.

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