Purse Snatcher

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Cops: Chicago’s Serial Carjacker Also Gurnee Purse-Snatcher

A man accused of robbing an elderly woman of her purse in a north suburban parking lot two weeks ago has been identified as the same man who was arrested Tuesday for allegedly committing a series of carjackings in Chicago, one of which led to the death of an 11-year-old boy.

12/26/2013

Matthew Boban (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Mugger Crashes Stolen Car Into Semi On I-80

Police say a Joliet man mugged two elderly women in different grocery stores before crashing a stolen car into a semi-truck on Saturday.

05/21/2013

Steven Elmo Hatfield (Credit: Evanston Police)

Woman Chases, Catches Purse Snatcher In Evanston

Never try to separate a woman from her designer purse. A north suburban woman chased and caught a man who snatched her $2,600 Louis Vuitton purse through her vehicle window as she waited in line for a car wash in Evanston on Monday.

04/02/2013

Jose Rodriguez (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Good Samaritans Tackle Purse Snatcher in Lincoln Park

Two Good Samaritans tackled a man who allegedly robbed a woman’s purse Saturday in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.

01/07/2013

Richard D. Mendoza, 31, allegedly beat a woman before stealing her purse. (Chicago Police Department)

$500K Bond For Alleged Purse Snatcher Chased Down By Witnesses

Bond was set at $500,000 Saturday for a man charged with felony robbery after he allegedly attacked a woman and stole her purse in the River North neighborhood Friday morning — but not before he knocked her to the ground and kicking her. He was taken into custody by police after two witnesses chased him down.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

Bicycle (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Bicyclist Who Chased Woman’s Attacker: ‘I Had To Do It’

A bicyclist chased and tackled an alleged purse-snatcher because he was upset the man had targeted a 75-year-old woman.

03/11/2012

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Victim: iPhone ‘Tracker’ Did Its Job, But Police Did Not

A Chicago woman was walking home when a purse snatcher grabbed her and pulled her body down the sidewalk.

CBS 2–05/18/2011