Alleged purse snatcher arrested

DURHAM 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.

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