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Man arrested for hitting woman and taking her purse

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By WRCB Staff

EAST RIDGE, HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- East Ridge Police responded to the front of the Cricket store located at 3746 Ringgold Rd. in reference to a disorder, Tuesday morning.

Police arrived on the scene and were told by the victim that she had just been robbed. The victim had a small cut to the chin.

The victim told Police, she was approaching the Cricket store when a black male exited a parked vehicle and hit her in the face. The suspect then grabbed the female victim's purse. The victim wrestled the purse back from the suspect and called Police.

After Police arrived the victim pointed out the suspect who was still sitting in a van at the location. The suspect was identified as Tyrone A. Heard a 29 year old, black male, of Chattanooga, TN.

Mr. Heard was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail and charged with Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Assault. Mr. Heard is scheduled to be in East Ridge Municipal Court later this month.

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