ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens police have arrested a man who allegedly hit a woman in the head and robbed her on a sidewalk in Athens.
On June 20 around 11:00 p.m., police said officers were called to an armed robbery that happened on Pulaski Street near Barrow Street.
Police spoke with the victim, Victoria Stevenson, who said she was walking home when someone ran up to her from behind, hit her in the head with a hard object, and snatched her purse. She had fallen to the ground when she was hit.
She said the suspect ran off with her purse, heading south on Pulaski Street.
Police found the suspect not far from where he attacked Stevenson, and took him into custody.
The suspect, 17-year-old Qualyn Starks was arrested and charged of aggravated assault and armed robbery.