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Police arrest man they say punched woman during theft attempt on Auburn street

Auburn police arrested a man Saturday after he allegedly punched a woman in the head and tried to steal her purse.

The incident occurred at 10:08 a.m. in the 1200 block of Lincoln Way. Two women were walking together when a man came from behind and punched the victim, 66, twice on the side of her face, an Auburn Police Department news release states. The man was unable to get the woman’s purse and fled.

Andrew Scott Hogle, 32, a transient, was later arrested nearby on suspicion of battery with great bodily injury and attempted robbery. He was booked into Placer County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

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