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Police Snatch Purse Snatcher
Police Snatch Purse Snatcher

A 20 year old Springfield man has been arrested after allegedly snatching a purse, and being chased down by someone 50 years his senior.

Police say Maurice Reynolds took a woman’s purse as she entered a beauty salon in the 600 block of North Grand Avenue East. She was dragged a short distance and the purse strap broke.

The woman’s husband allegedly chased Reynolds into a building on 8th street, at which point he ran into Noonan’s True Value on North Grand, where he was arrested. The man told police he was taking his wife to the hospital for examination, but he wasn’t injured.