Purse Snatching Suspect Arrested

Purse Snatching Suspect Arrested Click to Enlarge Photo: St. Cloud Police Department

(KNSI) - A boy accused of a violent purse snatching in St. Cloud has been arrested.

Police say the 16-year-old from Coon Rapids is the person seen on surveillance video stealing a woman's purse at the Macy's at Crossroads Center.

He got away after the Sunday incident but was arrested on Wednesday at the intersection of 33rd Avenue and 2nd Street North.

He was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for a psychological evaluation and then to a juvenile detention facility.

The boy, who had been reported as a runaway, is being held for court on a charge of aggravated robbery.

Police say the boy pulled the 70-year-old victim to the floor and dragged and kicked her during the robbery.

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