Woman Robbed, Suspect Quickly Captured

Meridian, Mississippi Meridian Police say they captured a man who snatched a shopper's purse at a local Walmart.

Officers received a call around 11:00 Tuesday morning about a strong armed robbery in the parking lot of the Walmart on Highway 19 North. Authorities say a man grabbed a woman's purse as she was walking across the parking lot, then ran into the woods.

Nearby officers spotted the suspect and chased him down. Investigators say the suspect is now in custody and will be charged with grand larceny. The man is also under investigation for involvement in other crimes.