Police in Auburn, Ala. have arrested Christopher M. Thomas, 35, of Opelika, Ala., and charged him with purse snatching.
It was on Sunday at 1:24 a.m. that Auburn police responded to a call at the 800 block of East Glenn Avenue in reference to a robbery call.
The 54-year-old victim told police that she was in a business parking lot when a man approached her and grabbed her purse.
Some 30 minutes later, in the 900 block of Old Mill Road police found a man fitting the description of the thief. He was originally charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct and after an investigation was charged with the theft as well.