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Witnesses credited in purse snatcher arrest

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Police Department is crediting several witnesses for aiding in the arrest of a purse snatcher.

Officers were called to the Johnson Avenue Hy-Vee at 1843 Johnson Avenue NW at around 4:37 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses told officers that a 36-year-old woman had her purse stolen as she was walking in the area. Several bystanders, who saw the suspect get into an SUV, were able to give the officers a description and a license plate number.

Officers found the SUV in the 1900 block of Burch Avenue NW and arrested 31-year-old Pierre Morrow. Morrow is charged with first degree robbery. He was also wanted on a warrant for fourth degree theft.

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