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19-year-old arrested after robbery in Rome

A 19-year-old from Utica has been arrested in connection to a robbery that occurred early Monday morning in Rome.
Rome (WSYR-TV) – A 19-year-old from Utica has been arrested in connection to a robbery that occurred early Monday morning in Rome.

According to police, a woman flagged down an officer on the 200 block of West Embargo Street around 5:30 a.m.

The woman said that a man knocked her to the ground and stole her purse.

Police found a man matching the suspect’s decision and caught him near the police station after a brief foot chase.

They took Demitri Matthews of 930 Schuyler St., Utica, into custody.

The victim was treated for a minor injury. Some of her property was recovered.

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