- Associated Press - Monday, December 8, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 77-year-old woman whose purse was snatched in a grocery store parking lot has her belongings back after bystanders chased the man down.

Wichita police say the theft happened around 1:45 p.m. Sunday in a Dillons parking lot. The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1vFFplv) reports two men and a woman heard the victim’s protests and took off after the thief in separate vehicles.

At one point during the chase the woman got out of her vehicles and started running after the suspect, but stopped after he threatened to shoot her.

Police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says the suspect later ran toward one of the men, who knocked him down and held him for police.

The 20-year-old suspect, who was unarmed, was arrested and the victim got her purse and keys back.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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