Police: Man arrested minutes after snatching woman's purse in Walmart parking lot
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A 31-year-old Milan man was arrested while pumping gas soon after police said he snatched a 70-year-old woman's purse out of her hands in an Ypsilanti Township Walmart parking lot Thursday, police said.
Deputies were called to the Walmart, at 2515 Ellsworth Road, around 10:10 a.m. for reports of a purse snatching, according to a release from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.
The 70-year-old woman told police she had just gotten out of her car when a suspect drove up next to her in an SUV, got out and grabbed the purse from her grasp.
The suspect then fled from the parking lot in his vehicle.
The woman provided police with a vehicle description and within a few minutes a Pittsfield Township police officer spotted the suspect down the street getting gas on Carpenter Road.
The MIlan man was arrested without incident and the woman's purse was recovered.
The man was expected to be arraigned on charges Friday, police said.