A Lodi transient was arrested after he pushed another transient and stole his coin purse Monday, police said.
Jay Ben Wages, 31, was arrested on the 0 block of Daisy Avenue after he allegedly pushed a fellow transient while they were arguing at Lawrence Park and took a coin purse that held roughly $15 in change, according to Lt. Fernando Martinez of the Lodi Police Department.
Martinez said that after pushing the victim and taking his coin purse, Wages fled. He was arrested a few blocks away by Officer Larry Vietz.
Wages faces first-degree robbery charges.
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