Three minors arrested for purse snatching at Walmart

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Three juveniles were arrested Tuesday and charged with petit larceny following a purse snatching at the Walmart on Highway 98 in Hattiesburg.

Authorities say an unidentified woman was loading her groceries into her vehicle when a GMC Yukon drove up. She told police one of the occupants got out of the vehicle and grabbed her purse from her shopping cart. The suspect then jumped back in the vehicle and it sped out of the parking lot. The woman was able to get the vehicle's tag number and give it to police.

The vehicle was spotted a short time later by a Forrest County Deputy who pulled the suspects over near Rawls Springs Loop and Jackson Road. The three occupants matched the description given by the woman and were taken into custody.

Police say they believe the three also committed the same offense at the Walmart on Highway 49 in Hattiesburg.

All the stolen property was recovered.

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