General Crime

* Gilroy purse snatch arrest at Premium Outlets at 681 Leavesley Road

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Police arrested two juveniles suspected of snatching a purse from a woman walking outside of a Gilroy shopping center on Sunday.Shortly before 2 p.m., officers responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery at the Gilroy Premium Outlets at 681 Leavesley Road.The woman told police that two juveniles approached her and stole her purse, then fled west on Leavesley Road, toward U.S. Highway 101.

The victim provided police with a description of both suspects, and an officer on patrol near Leavesley Road and Murray Avenue spotted them.After noticing the officer, the suspects ran away, jumping over fences at nearby businesses, police said.Other officers came to help, and the teens were caught, police said. Their names have not been released.The woman’s purse was recovered.Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Gilroy Police Department at (408) 846-0350.

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