A purse-snatching suspect was arrested Wednesday night after a police chase in Lawrence County.
According to police, officers were dispatched to the Union Township Shop N Save just after 6 p.m. Wednesday for the report of a purse-snatching.
During their interview with the victim, officers said the woman told them she was getting her keys out of her purse, while the door of her car was still open, when a man reached into her car and stole her purse.
The woman said she tried to pull her purse back into the car, but was unsuccessful, and the man fled.
The suspect, later identified as Edward Palmer, was stopped by Shenango Township police a short time later on Route 422 near the Giant Eagle. An officer reported seeing the woman’s purse in his car, but before an arrest could be made, Palmer drove away.
New Castle police ultimately captured Palmer near Buzz and Rich’s bar.