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Purse-snatching suspect arrested after search

4 years ago December 16, 2010 Dec 16, 2010 Thursday, December 16 2010 Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:41:14 AM EST in News
Source: Louisiana State Police

BATON ROUGE - State Police say a man suspected of stealing a woman's purse in the Capitol area has been arrested after a short pursuit and manhunt.

Trooper Russell Graham said Dept. of Public Safety officers chased the man into the Spanishtown area after the incident occurred.

Baton Rouge Police were called in, and the man was caught after a search involving bike officers, patrol officers and an aerial unit.

Graham said the man wasn't armed, and the victim wasn't injured.

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