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Man arrested for aggravated robberies in Cincinnati

Michael Bendinghaus(Source Hamilton County HSerriff's Office) Michael Bendinghaus(Source Hamilton County HSerriff's Office)

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -- Police have arrested a man who they say robbed two elderly women; one with a knife, another with a gun.

Officials say that on Wednesday 21-year-old Michael Bendinghaus approached an 82-year-old woman at the Western Hills Walmart and demanded her purse at knife point. He then grabbed the purse from the victim and ran toward Ferguson Road.

A witness went after Bedinghaus and was caught by that witness and Cincinnati Police.

after being interviewed, the suspect admitted to a similar robbery at gunpoint. On November 16 of last year, he robbed a 78-year-old woman at the same location.

Bedinghaus is currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center on two counts of Aggravated Robbery.

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