Elderly man goes after purse robber


Springfield – A chase leads to the arrest of a robber.


An elderly man goes after a man who grabbed his wife's purse outside a beauty salon in Springfield. Police arrested Maurice Reynolds, 20, on North Grand Avenue East on Monday.


Police say Reynolds allegedly grabbed a woman's purse and dragged her about ten feet until the strap broke and he fled. The woman's husband, a 71 year old man chased Reynolds and found him in a business on North Grand Avenue East, where police arrested him.


Reynolds is charged with robbery, theft and aggravated battery. He was also wanted for residential burglary.

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