17-Year-Old Arrested for Snatching Purse From Woman in Roanoke

Roanoke, VA - A 17-year-old wanted in a purse snatching in Roanoke was arrested in Fairfax County.

Roanoke Police say a 62-year-old woman was at the intersection of First Street and Day Avenue on Tuesday afternoon when a man pulled up in a car, got out and took her purse.

The woman fell in the incident and had to go to the hospital to be treated.

State Police arrested the 17-year-old later that day after they say they spotted a stolen vehicle in Vienna.

Roanoke Police say the suspect moved to Roanoke from Washington DC in December and was staying in a facility that provides treatment for troubled teens.