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Manchester man faces felony in purse-snatching

October 06. 2016 11:45AM

MANCHESTER — A Wilson Street man is facing a felony robbery charge after police said he grabbed the purse of a woman who gave him a ride and ran from her car last Friday.

According to police, Nicholas Bijeol, 19 of 123 Wilson St., accepted a ride home from a friend of two years and when they got to his address he grabbed the purse, pushed his friend away and fled.

Police got a warrant for Bijeol and he was arrested Tuesday, police said.

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