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Woman allegedly beaten in robbery attempt

A woman claimed a robber beat her when she told him she didn't have any money, Decatur police said.

Lt. Frank DeButy, a police spokesman, said the 41-year-old told police the attack took place on First Street Northwest as she walked home from the store with a six-pack of beer and a pack of cigarettes at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Between 10th and 11th avenues, "a black male came up from behind her, wrapped his hand around her neck and began to choke her, and demanded her money," DeButy said.

"She told him she didn't have any money. She said the subject threw her on the ground and began hitting her," DeButy said.

The woman's right eye was swollen and reddish, DeButy said.

Her attacker was described as 5 feet, 5 inches, 150 pounds, black-haired and wearing a blue T-shirt and white bandanna.

Seth Burkett

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