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Man knocks victim down, takes purse

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A Ponsford man is charged with felony simple robbery after allegedly knocking down a woman and stealing her purse as she left Central Market Thursday evening.

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Derek Dwayne Croud, 19, allegedly threw the woman to the ground about 9:40 p.m. as she left he store, then took her purse and ran towards the railroad tracks, according to court records.

The 52-year-old Detroit Lakes woman was not seriously hurt in the attack, though she reported soreness and some back pain.

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