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Homeless man accused of snatching wallet outside Downtown bar

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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, 5:12 p.m.
 

A homeless man is accused of assaulting an out-of-town businessman outside a Downtown bar and stealing his wallet, which contained more than $800, city police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Wednesday.

James Martin, 46, was charged with robbery, aggravated assault and related crimes by police officers who saw him running along Smithfield Street and heard the victim screaming at him to “stop” at 9:11 p.m. Tuesday, Richard said. The officers — who were patrolling the area to thwart an increase of crime in the vicinity — chased and caught Martin in William Penn Place.

The victim, who was treated for cuts to his face by paramedics, told police he is unfamiliar with the area and met Martin in a Smithfield Street tavern. He said he had an amiable conversation with him and was walking out of the bar with his wallet in hand, putting his money away, when Martin attacked him.

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