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Tampa man arrested for robbing woman at gunpoint

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Jan 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-25 09:40:06-05

Police have arrested a man who stole a woman's purse at gunpoint last week.

Austin Tyler Wilson, 19, was arrested and charged on Monday with robbery with a firearm.

The robbery occurred near Estrella Street W. and Marti Street S.

The victim told Tampa Police she was walking near the corner of Marti St. and Estrella St. when a man approached her from his vehicle and placed a gun to the side of her head, demanding money.

He stole her purse and left the scene. The contents of her purse were found nearby.