Security officer chases down alleged purse snatcher in Ohio


AKRON, Ohio July 9 2018- An Akron man was arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly injuring a woman with a knife during a robbery by cutting a purse of off her shoulder.

IFPO July Special: 30% off all textbooks on our website!
Keith L. Watkins, 53, of Boulevard Street, was charged with aggravated robbery, according to court records.
The robbery happened on the 700 block of South Main Street just before 2 p.m.

The victim had just left a nearby store and was getting in her car when a man approached her and said: "Give me your purse and you won't get hurt."

Membership has its privileges! JOIN the IFPO and see the benefits!
Watkins, who was armed with a knife, grabbed the woman's purse, cut the strap and ran off with it, police said. A store security guard who heard the victim screaming gave chase and captured the man, then called authorities.
The woman was treated on scene by EMS for a puncture wound to her arm. Watkins also cut himself during the incident, police said.

Like the IFPO on Facebook!
The security guard recovered her purse and gave it back to her. Watkins is scheduled to appear in court on July 9.

Click here for more security officer news

By |2018-07-09T10:30:26+00:00July 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Security officer chases down alleged purse snatcher in Ohio

About the Author: