- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Bond has been set at $1 million for a 49-year-old accused of snatching a purse in Gainesville.

Police say Garnet Mintz was already out on a $10,000 bond when he was arrested Monday.

He’s accused of stealing a $1,500 purse from a vehicle. The victim told police she saw Mintz in her car and told him to leave. He ran, taking the purse with him.

Police say she caught up with him. He threw her to ground, along with the contents of the purse. A police officer eventually caught up with Mintz, who was arrested on a robbery charge.

The Gainesville Sun (https://bit.ly/1BLNkM8 ) reports Mintz has faced more than 100 criminal cases in 30 years and has served six prison terms.

Records don’t indicate whether he’s hired an attorney.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, https://www.gainesvillesun.com


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