Couple arrested for snatching elderly woman's purse
UPDATE 1/30: Authorities have arrested the suspect in a purse snatching at a Central-area strip mall. Deputies said they arrested the individual in the attached video along with one other person.
Authorities say they've taken 24-year-old Cody Hardy and 24-year-old Savannah Holcomb into custody. Deputies say Hardy grabbed the woman's purse and Holcomb acted as the getaway driver.
After Hardy was apprehended, he led deputies to the victim's purse, which he had thrown in a ditch. Authorities were able to recover the woman's hearing aid and plan to return it to her.
The couple told deputies they had stolen the cash to buy drugs and pay rent.
A third suspect is still wanted by the sheriff's office.
CENTRAL - Authorities are looking for a purse snatcher that stole a woman's handbag in Greenwell Springs on Sunday.
The snatching occurred at the Oak Point Grocery Store. According to reports, the victim was walking out of the grocery store when an unknown man approached her from the side of the building. The man ripped the victim's purse from her arm and took off running.
Authorities say the purse contained a $5,000 hearing aid and some cash. The suspect left the scene with another male in a white pickup truck.
The purse snatcher is described as being 5'3" - 5'5'' with dark colored hair. Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect can call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000.