Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
Man knocks victim down, takes purse
Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes, 56501
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

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.

Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

Several witnesses saw the attack, including one who allegedly recognized Croud.

The woman's purse was allegedly found near the residence where Croud lives.

He was arrested, jailed and arraigned in Becker County District Court Friday.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness