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Published: Friday, 6/16/2006

Tennessee man is sent to prison for Bowling Green robbery

BOWLING GREEN - A Chattanooga, Tenn., man who robbed a Bowling Green woman outside the Meijer store last year was found guilty of robbery and sentenced to four years in prison yesterday by Wood County Common Pleas Judge Reeve Kelsey.

Jacob Harouff, 27, pleaded guilty to robbery, a second-degree felony. A charge of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony, was dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

On May 16, 2005, Harouff took the woman's purse while she was loading merchandise into her car in the parking lot of the store on East Wooster Street just east of I-75. The victim told police he had a gun.

Bowling Green police tracked Harouff to Lowndes County, Georgia, where he was in jail on a shoplifting charge.

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