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Woman says she was 'pretending' to steal victim's purse, police say

Tania Dor accused of knocking 74-year-old woman to ground during robbery

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A Miami woman was arrested Wednesday after she snatched a 74-year-old woman's purse in Hallandale Beach, authorities said.

The incident was reported in the 500 block of Golden Isles Drive.

According to an arrest report, the victim was walking in the area when Tania Dor, 30, walked up to her, pushed her to the ground and snatched her purse from her left shoulder.

Police said two bystanders grabbed the purse back from Dor and the suspect jumped into a green pickup truck that was parked nearby.

The victim walked for about an hour before she was able to reach a phone to call 911.

Officers said the victim suffered cuts to her left arm, right ankle and back. The woman also told police that she hit her head on the pavement when Dor pushed her to the ground.

Dor was arrested later in the day after she committed another robbery in the 200 block of Northwest Eighth Avenue, police said.

Authorities said Dor confessed to knocking down the victim, but said she was "pretending" to rob the victim of her purse and had to make it look like she was being aggressive.

Dor claimed that she did not have any intention of keeping the purse, police said.

She was arrested on charges of robbery by sudden snatching and battery on a person 65 years or older.

The driver of the pickup truck, Kenneth Welcome, 36, was also arrested on charges of being an accessory to a second-degree felony after the fact, resisting an officer without violence, failing to resister a vehicle, driving with a suspended license and having an unlawful tag.