Roanoke Police make purse-snatching arrest

Roanoke Police have made an arrest in a series of purse snatches at the Valley View Wal-Mart.  Police have charged 62-year-old Dickie Joe Anderson of Roanoke with two counts of petit larceny.  Police say Anderson confessed to stealing shoppers’ purses.  Police recovered three purses and say more charges are pending.  The victims told police their purses were stolen when they stepped away from their shopping carts.

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