Charges dismissed against man accused of robbery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night a short time after he allegedly robbed a woman while she was walking with a friend.

The victim reported to police that the man approached her just before 10 p.m. on Fifth Avenue North at Taylor Street.

She said that he indicated he had a weapon and took her purse before pushing her to the ground and fleeing on foot.

He was taken into police custody about 30 minutes after the alleged incident on nearby Fourth Avenue North.

He was charged with aggravated robbery and assault, but the charges were later dismissed.

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