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Purse-snatcher sentenced to prison

Tabitha Dugan sentenced to 3-7 years in prison

Tabitha Dugan sentenced to 3-7 years in prison

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A woman who pleaded guilty to injuring an elderly woman in an attempted robbery in Allentown will now spend years behind bars.

Tabitha Dugan was sentenced to three-to-seven years in state prison Thursday.

Police say, back in January, Dugan attempted to snatch a purse from an 83-year-old woman who was waiting for a bus on the 700 block of Hanover Avenue.

They say the victim fell to the ground and injured her head in the struggle.

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Allentown, PA 18102


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