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Purse-snatching suspect arrested after search

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Posted: Dec 16, 2010 12:41 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Dec 16, 2010 12:41 PM
Source: Louisiana State Police

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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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