Man arrested after woman’s purse snatched in Lynnwood

LYNNWOOD — A 22-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night after police reportedly saw him snatch a woman’s purse and run.

Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies were patrolling Highway 99 in the Lynnwood area around 8 p.m., bureau chief Kevin Prentiss said.

Deputies allegedly saw the man approach a 56-year-old woman in a grocery store parking lot and forcefully take her purse. The woman was not injured, Prentiss said.

The man was arrested less than a minute later and was booked for investigation of second-degree robbery.

He reportedly told the deputies that he robbed the woman because he was homeless and hungry.

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