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Arrest Made in Attempted Purse Snatching from Elderly Woman

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Roanoke, VA - Roanoke Police have arrested a man and charged him with trying to take a 90-year-old woman's purse.

43-year-old Barry Arthur faces robbery charges. Police were called out to Riverland Road Thursday afternoon. They say the 90-year-old woman says she was approached in the parking lot.

She says she held on to her purse when Arthur grabbed it and he dragged her by her purse across the parking lot. Police say someone else saw what was happening and ran over, causing the suspect to let go of the purse and run away.

Arthur was arrested later.

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