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MAN ACCUSED OF ASSAULT, PURSE THEFT

A Buffalo man was arrested Saturday after a woman was knocked down and dragged until she let go of her purse.

The 37-year-old woman said she was waiting for a bus at Broadway and Fillmore Avenue at 8:20 a.m. Saturday when a man came from behind and grabbed her purse containing $17 and a $75 money order. She was cut on the legs and a hand while being dragged.

Police were furnished with a description of the suspect and a short time later Officer Doris Lewis of C District arrested Michael Peters, 28, of 166 Grey St. He was charged with robbery.

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