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KINGMAN - On Wednesday, January 23, at about 2:15 p.m. Kingman police arrested Brian Keith Hobbs, 34, a Kingman area transient, on felony charges of Robbery, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and misdemeanor Assault. 

According to Kingman Police Department (KPD) spokesperson Rusty Cooper, Hobbs was captured by citizens after they witnessed him stealing a purse from an elderly woman in the parking lot of a store in the 3300 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. 

Officers arrived to find Hobbs being detained and held down by several citizens.  The investigation revealed that Hobbs was riding a bicycle near the victims shopping cart that contained her purse.  Hobbs allegedly grabbed the 86-year-old woman’s purse, causing the shopping cart to push into the victim.  The victim yelled for help, at which time several citizens where able to stop Hobbs. 

During the scuffle Hobbs allegedly bit the hand of one of the citizens and attempted to punch and fight.  Hobbs, who admitted involvement in the offense was arrested and booked into the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility.  The-86-year-old female victim was not seriously injured.

KPD is also investigating an armed robbery that resulted in the serious injury of an 80-year-old Kingman woman. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, January 23, at about 7:05 p.m.,  in the parking lot of a business in the 3900 block of N. Stockton Hill Rd. 

According to Cooper, the victim was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center before being flown to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas in serious condition.  The victim received her injuries when the suspect is alleged to have struck her in the face while stealing her purse.  Anyone with information is urged to contact KPD by calling 928-753-2191, or report anonymously to Mohave Silent Witness by calling 928-753-1234, or report tips on line at www.kinganpolice.com and clicking on “Give A Tip”.

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