Hattiesburg teen in jail after alleged robbery on 4th Street

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - 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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