Suffolk police nab alleged purse snatcher

December 20, 2010 3:02:25 AM PST
Suffolk County police have arrested a man they say snatched 15 purses from shoppers over the past three weeks.

Police say Ernesto Suarez's crime spree came to an end on Friday, when he crashed a stolen vehicle he was driving after grabbing a purse in Deer Park.

Suarez, who is from Central Islip, faces charges including grand larceny and resisting arrest.

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