Pittsfield Township police arrest suspect in purse-snatching
Note: This story has been updated with arrest details.
Pittsfield Township police apprehended a 28-year-old Ypsilanti man Tuesday evening in connection to a purse-snatching, according to a news release.
Jason Scott Hull was arraigned this afternoon and charged with unarmed robbery, according to Pittsfield Township police Sgt. Pam Hamilton. Hull turned himself in Tuesday evening to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office , Hamilton said.
The purse was not recovered and Hull was released from custody Wednesday afternoon with a preliminary examination scheduled for April 16 at the Washtenaw County Courthouse, she said.
It was previously reported that police were called to Kroger, 3200 Carpenter Road, at about 3 p.m. to respond to the theft of the purse.
A 78-year-old Ann Arbor woman told officers that she had placed her purse on the passenger seat of her car while she was unloading groceries.
The suspect opened the passenger-side door and grabbed the purse, then ran off. Police said he headed north, toward Packard Road, based on witness reports.
The suspect was described as a tall white man wearing a gray jacket with a black hood, a black skull cap and jeans.