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Man allegedly robbed the blind

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On Wednesday, a student with the Louisiana Center for the Blind reported he was the victim of a robbery while walking on Monroe Street near the downtown area. 

Officers with the Ruston Police Department responded and subsequent to a brief investigation, Cortez Russell, 23, 120 Calvin Street, was arrested at his residence and charged with purse snatching and simple robbery. 

“When officers responded to the call of the robbery it appeared Russell had physically taken the victim’s wallet and phone,” RPD Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker said. “The investigators followed up on several different leads.”

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