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Police search for culprit who pepper-sprayed woman in Charlestown robbery

Police are searching for a man who allegedly pepper-sprayed a woman, punched her in the face, and then stole her purse as she walked home in Charlestown Saturday night.

A 28-year-old woman was found on Austin Street by police around 10:30 p.m. She told them she had been walking home from the Community College MBTA station when the man approached her.

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