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Youngstown man arrested and charged after beating a woman for purse

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Youngstown man is arrested and charged with beating a woman and stealing her purse.

Police near Columbus charged 50-year-old Bertie Burley with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

Whitehall police say Burley approached a woman at a Kroger parking lot and forcibly tried to pull her purse away.

Police say when she resisted, he beat her and then fled the scene in his car. Burley was dragging her with his car as she still clutched the purse.

Authorities say Burley confessed to the crime.

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