MANATEE -- A robber snatched a purse from a 71-year-old Palmetto woman going to dinner at 4:41 p.m. Sunday, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's Office report.
Juan Pena, an 18-year-old suspect from Mermaid Manor, was soon arrested.
The victim was walking from her vehicle to the main door of Bob Evans when the suspect grabbed her purse and ran northbound.
A good Samaritan watching from inside chased the suspect until losing him in the Mermaid Manor trailer park. The suspect was soon located, detained and then arrested without incident, according to the report.
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The purse was located and returned to the uninjured victim.