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Victim resists robbery attempt

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A woman foiled a purse snatching attempt at the Labor Day flea market, in one of the few crimes reported at the event.

By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

HILLSVILLE — A 33-year-old Cana man allegedly demanded a ride from a Pizza Hut patron on Labor Day and, when she refused, police say he tried to steal her purse.
The unidentified victim resisted and got assistance to turn her alleged assailant, Daniel Eric Brame, over to Hillsville police officers, according to Chief Greg Bolen.
The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Sept. 2, when Brame allegedly approached the victim and asked her to drive him somewhere.


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