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February 24, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Juvenile arrested in purse snatching

STEUBENVILLE - A 16-year-old male was arrested by Friday evening in connection with a purse snatching at Wal-Mart, City Police reported.

Officers said a woman was in the pharmacy area of the store when the teen grabber her purse around 9:50 p.m.. The victim and the teen struggled before the robber ran off with the purse, police reported. Wal-Mart employees chased after the male, police reported.

While investigating, another person told officers who might be involved, police reported.

Officers went to the teen's house, who was identified as the robber, police reported. An officer reported the teen admitted to taking the purse. The suspect was taken to the county's juvenile detention center on a robbery charge.

The purse was found in a Dumpster. The victim said it appeared nothing was taken, police reported.

Pair try to take vehicle outside house

STEUBENVILLE - A resident in the 400 block of Union Avenue told City Police two men tried to take his vehicle while it was warming up outside the house around 5:26 a.m. Saturday.

The resident said he looked out the window and saw two men get into his vehicle and start to pull away, police reported. The resident chased after the vehicle, with the two men getting out of the vehicle while it was still moving, police reported. The vehicle then hit a parked car, an officer said.

The men ran towards State Street, police reported.

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