A purse snatcher was apprehended yesterday afternoon thanks to help from witnesses.
Auburn Police report shortly before 3:00pm 32-year old David Mitchell allegedly took the purse from a shopping cart in the Wegman’s parking and ran through the City Hall parking lot and down South Street, where was apprehended by Auburn officers with help from State Troopers.
Mitchell reportedly had some contents from the purse on him when he was arrested. The purse and the rest of its contents were found on the lawn of Memorial City Hall.
Mitchell was charged with 4th degree Grand Larceny before being turned over to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office on an unrelated warrant.