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Resistance to purse snatching supports conviction (access required)

A defendant who stole the victim’s purse is guilty of robbery, and not merely larceny, because a rational factfinder could have inferred the victim resisted the defendant’s attempt to take her purse and that he had to use some amount of force to overcome her resistance, thus satisfying the violence or intimidation element of the ...