Teen arrested after robbing, pistol whipping woman in Newburg

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by C.J. Daniels

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 5:18 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 4 at 6:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Louisville Metro Police have arrested a teenager after they say she attacked and robbed a woman in the Newburg neighborhood.

Police say the incident happened near the intersection Preston Highway and Krupp Park Drive when a woman says 18-year-old Melicia Smiley and an another unknown accomplice grabbed her purse, ripping it out of her arms.

The victim says Smiley pistol whipped her taking $320.00 in cash, cell phones and a debit card.

According to the police report, the victim followed the suspect which later led to her arrest.

Smiley is facing robbery in the first degree. The whereabouts of Smiley’s accomplice is unknown.
 

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