MPD Charges Man in Purse Snatching

Photo from the Meridian Police Department.

Meridian, Mississippi Meridian Police have charged a man in a purse snatching that happened outside a local Walmart on Tuesday morning.

42-year old Clifton Pigg of Chunky is charged with two counts grand larceny. Police say he snatched the woman's purse in the parking lot of the Highway 19 North Walmart and ran. He was taken into custody a few minutes after it happened, not far from the store.

The second charge is for an incident last month. Bond is $50,000.