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York purse snatcher caught

 

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Investigators say a passerby notified police after recognizing Jenkins from a surveillance picture that appeared on the news.

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02/10/13

Purse snatcher caught in York

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Police have captured a purse snatching suspect in York County. The incident happened early Saturday morning at a Rutter’s along the 900 block of South Richland Avenue in Spring Garden Township. Lauren Ashley Jenkins, 21, of Stewartstown was arrested and charged with  robbery, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.

Investigators say a passerby notified police after recognizing Jenkins from a surveillance picture that appeared on the news.

Officers responded to the 1000 block of George Street and arrested Jenkins without incident.

She was taken to Central Booking for her preliminary arraignment.

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Spring Garden Township Police are searching for the suspect that stole a woman’s purse outside the Rutter’s on South Richland Avenue in York. The female suspect grabbed the purse from the victim and fled the scene in a dark colored car.

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The registration on the car is believed to start with the letters JFN. Anyone with information on the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Spring Garden Township Police Department at 717-843-0851.

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