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Woman, 90, helps cops nab purse snatcher

August 15, 2008 9:48:02 AM PDT
A 90-year-old woman helps police nab a purse snatcher.Sophia refused to let go of her bag and was able to give detectives a description.

"It happened so quick, you know, you have to have it happen to you to know what a trauma that is," she said.

The struggle happened outside the Super King Market in Anaheim last week.

Sophia told authorities, and they put the store under surveillance. That day, 22-year-old Michael Hernandez was arrested.

Investigators say he rode a bike, stealing women's purses from carts when they turned their backs to load bags into their cars.

Hernandez may be responsible for at least eight to 10 other purse snatchings.

 

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