Police: Accused purse snatcher appears in court after Crocker Park robbery

Morris Jenfred King
Morris Jenfred King(Source: Westlake police)
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 10:45 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 12:53 PM EDT
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WESTLAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - Westlake police said the accused purse snatcher who targeted a victim in the Crocker Park garage appeared Friday morning in Rocky River Municipal Court.

Court staff said Morris Jenfred King was arraigned on an aggravated robbery charge, and his case was bound over.

Officers went to Crocker Park around 10:30 p.m. on July 28 for a report of a purse snatching.

The victim reported that a man ran by her in one of the garages and grabbed her wristlet purse before running away, according to investigators.

Officers searched the area for the suspect, later identified as King, who ran north on Detroit Road and Westbay Plaza.

Westlake police said officers in the area found King within 20 minutes of the crime.

He was found hiding under an SUV at a business on Crossings Parkway, according to Westlake police.

Investigators recovered all of the stolen property, along with a steak knife and clothes King was wearing.

There were no reported injuries, according to Westlake police.

Westlake police said King received a $50,000 bond and remains behind bars.

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