Chatty purse snatcher cuffed, stuffed in Akron - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Chatty purse snatcher cuffed, stuffed in Akron

COURTESY: SUMMIT COUNTY JAIL COURTESY: SUMMIT COUNTY JAIL
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Akron cops arrested 48-year-old Walter S. Thomas for robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia after he snatched the a woman's purse and ran.

Around 9:30PM Friday night, the 51-year-old victim reported she was waiting at the bus stop on Diagonal Road. Walter Thomas sat down next to the victim and made small talk. Thomas then grabbed the victim's purse and fled.

The responding officer located Thomas in a vacant lot on Trigonia Avenue. Thomas later told the officers where to recover the victim's purse, on Portage Path near a dumpster.

Thomas was booked into the Summit County Jail. The victim was not injured.

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