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Annapolis woman pursues, catches purse snatcher

Wednesday - 4/11/2012, 10:51am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Annapolis police say a woman chased down a purse snatching suspect, grabbed him by the collar and retrieved her stolen money.

The Capital of Annapolis reports that the woman was having lunch Monday at an outdoor table at a West Street restaurant when a man told her someone had just grabbed her purse.

The woman told officers she saw a man running with her Louis Vuitton purse and she ran after him. He pulled her cash from her wallet and discarded the purse and its contents. She ran him down a couple of blocks away and he returned her money and asked her not to call police.

Police said 40-year-old Egan O'Brien of Annapolis was charged with two counts of theft.

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