Alleged purse snatcher arrested

August 9, 2009 6:09:43 PM PDT
Durham police have arrested a suspected purse snatcher, but he didn't go down without a fight. Authorities said the suspect led officers on a chase until he crashed into some power lines on Colonial Street.

The lines have since been repaired by Duke Power.

Police said the suspect ran into a wooded area before he was caught.

Officers said they thought the Ford F-150 he was driving was stolen and believed he stole several purses over the last couple days.

Police are not releasing the suspect's name at this time.