Teen arrested for purse snatching from elderly woman

Teen arrested for purse snatching from elderly woman

POSTED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 4:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 4:04am

A 16-year old Opelousas Teen was arrested after he allegedly snatched a purse from an elderly woman in Lowes parking lot in Opelousas.

According to Chief Perry Gallow around mid-day on Tuesday, the 16 year old Teen snatched a lady's purse from her shopping cart while she was walking through the parking lot to her car. The juvenile then fled the area on foot.

Opelousas Police quickly saturated the area with officers and due to their quick response, officers were able to find the juvenile hiding in a carport on Cenla st. Officers were able to take the juvenile into custody without incident.

A witness was able to identify the 16 year old as the one who took the purse. Officers recovered the victims purse and all of its contents. Chief Gallow said the elderly victim was not hurt.

Police records show that nearly a year to the date the juvenile committed the same exact crime and had recently been released on that charge.

The juvenile was booked on the charge of purse snatching.

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