Police say homeless man robbed woman in Coralville

Man allegedly assaulted victim after she gave him cash

Published: March 19 2014 | 8:49 am - Updated: 1 April 2014 | 9:50 am in

A homeless man is accused of robbing a woman outside of a Walgreens.

According to the Coralville Police Department, on March 16, 56-year-old Willie J. Hilson approached a woman outside of Walgreens, 102 Second St., and demanded she give him cash. Police said Hilson forced the woman to go to the back of the building, where she gave him $40.

After the woman gave Hilson the money, he allegedly pushed her to the ground and kicked her. The woman was taken to the hospital, where she was treated for fractured ribs and a headache.

Hilson was arrested and faces one count of second-degree robbery.

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