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Witnesses catch Wal-Mart purse snatcher

A Laurel man is jail tonight accused of robbing a Wal-Mart employee, but his alleged partner in crime is still on the run.

Authorities say Paul Tolbert, 19, and an unidentified individual snatched a Wal-Mart employee's purse when she was leaving work around 10:30 pm Thursday. Police say witnesses chased Tolbert down and held him until police arrived. The other suspect fled on foot. 

Police say he was a black male wearing dark-colored clothing. 

If you have any information about this crime please contact Laurel police.

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