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(UPDATE) Ballard Purse Snatcher Arrested

North Precinct Anti-Crime Team officers arrested the 30-year-old suspect Wednesday at a coffee shop in Northgate.

The man, who was carrying a small amount of heroin at the time of his arrest, was booked into the King County Jail for robbery and narcotics possession.

Detectives are hoping you can help identify a thief who robbed an 89-year-old woman on a Ballard street last month.

The woman was walking near 24th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 62nd Street when a man dashed across the street, grabbed her bag and fled.

He was later caught on camera using one of the victim’s cards at a nearby grocery store.

If you recognize the man, please contact robbery detectives at (206) 684-5535.