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Police: Man steals purse, tries to run away from police

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
COLLEGE STATION, TX (KXXV) -

A man is behind bars after he tried to rob a purse from a woman, according to police. 

College Station police say that the incident happened at 1:11 p.m. on the 1500 block of University Drive East. A woman flagged down police saying that a man had stolen her purse from her arm as she was trying to get in a car in a parking lot. Family members tried to stop the man. 

The suspect threatened the family and fled from the parking lot. He dropped the purse a short time after. 

A family member was able to point out the man to police and after a short foot pursuit, the officer was able to take in the suspect, Jeremy Lowery, 28, into custody. 

Lowery is charged with a second degree felony robbery and evading arrest. 

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