AKRON, Ohio July 9 2018- An Akron man was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly injuring a woman with a knife during a robbery by cutting a purse of off her shoulder.
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Keith L. Watkins, 53, of Boulevard Street, was charged with aggravated robbery, according to court records.
The robbery happened on the 700 block of South Main Street just before 2 p.m.
The victim had just left a nearby store and was getting in her car when a man approached her and said: "Give me your purse and you won't get hurt."
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Watkins, who was armed with a knife, grabbed the woman's purse, cut the strap and ran off with it, police said. A store security guard who heard the victim screaming gave chase and captured the man, then called authorities.
The woman was treated on scene by EMS for a puncture wound to her arm. Watkins also cut himself during the incident, police said.
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The security guard recovered her purse and gave it back to her. Watkins is scheduled to appear in court on July 9.