Alleged Ann Arbor purse snatcher in jail after bystanders catch suspect
Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct the suspect's age. He is 27, not 17.
A 27-year-old male is in the Washtenaw County Jail awaiting arraignment after his arrest earlier today following a purse snatching in downtown Ann Arbor.
Sgt. Matt Lige with the Ann Arbor Police Department says that the call came in at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. A 41-year-old woman, a resident of Ann Arbor, was at an ATM in the 100 block of South Main Street making a withdrawal when a male approached her and grabbed her purse.
He ran southbound on Main Street, but a suspect was detained by two uninvolved bystanders. Police received the call, and when they got to the scene, they pursued the man, who discarded the purse and ran south on Main Street. Police caught up with him and arrested him.
Charges are pending.