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Woman allegedly pistol whipped; purse stolen

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Melicia Smiley (Source: LMDC) Melicia Smiley (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville woman was arrested for robbing someone Thursday on Preston Highway.

According to Louisville Metro Police, Melicia Smiley, 18, and an unknown person, grabbed the victim's purse and ripped it away from her.

During the robbery, the two apparently pistol whipped the victim and took $320, a debit card and a cell phone. According to the victim, they then fled and she followed until police arrived.

Smiley is being charged with first degree robbery.

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