A Hattiesburg teenager is in police custody, after allegedly hitting an elderly resident and stealing his wallet Saturday morning.
Police say the 17-year-old suspect, who has not been identified because of his age, approached the victim after he had left a convenience store on 4th street, struck him and took his wallet.
Officers caught him a short time later. He's been charged with simple robbery.
The victim was not seriously hurt.
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