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Raleigh police catch alleged purse-snatcher in downtown

Posted November 29, 2008 8:24 a.m. EST

— Police arrested a teenage boy for allegedly snatching a woman's purse in downtown Raleigh Friday evening.

Police said the teenager grabbed the woman's purse and pushed her husband down at 210 S. Wilmington St. around 8:20 p.m.

Officers caught the teen about a block away and recovered the woman's purse.

The husband had a dislocated finger, but no other injuries were reported.

Police withheld the teen's name, because he is a juvenile.