Woman charged in purse snatching incident

MANATEE — An alleged purse snatcher was arrested Friday afternoon after several witnesses chased her along Cortez Road, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim was sitting at a bus stop in the 4200 block of Cortez Road about 12:40 p.m. when Kenyatta Lynette Cox walked by and grabbed her purse, according to a news release.

The victim chased after her while screaming for help.

“Several witnesses chased after the suspect and she was apprehended,” and detained until deputies arrive.

The victim’s purse and all its contents were recovered, and the victim was uninjured, according to the sheriff’s office.

Cox faces a charge of strong-armed robbery.