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Police arrest man in Waikele purse snatching

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 9:35 a.m. HST, Dec 11, 2011


Honolulu police arrested a man who allegedly stole a woman's purse and dragged her a short distance when she tried to hang on to it.

Police said the victim, 21, was sitting at a bus stop on Lumiaina Street in the Waikele shopping district when a man approached her and grabbed her purse at about 7:34 p.m. Thursday. The woman clung to her purse and the suspect dragged her along until she let go, police said.

Officers located the suspect, 22, and arrested him for investigation of  second-degree robbery.

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