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April 7, 2014

UPDATE: APD nabs purse snatcher

An Athens man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly swiped a 64-year-old woman’s purse from her shopping cart at Walmart in Athens.

Justin Cole Green, 21, of 2100 County Road 34, is charged with first-degree theft of property.

The victim told officers she was shopping and had her purse in the child’s seat of the shopping cart with the strap in her hand when a man ran by and grabbed her purse, Athens Police Chief Floyd Johnson said.  The man ran through the store and out the door, Johnson said. Several Walmart employees ran after him. An employee flagged down Officer Kelly Fussell and told him the suspect was hiding under a motor home, Johnson said.

Green was taken into custody without incident, the chief said.

The victim’s purse was returned to her.

Green was booked at the Athens Police Department and transferred to the Limestone County Jail.

He was released on a $5,000 bond.

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