Attempted purse snatching caught on camera in Arcadia

Dramatic video shows the moment a purse snatcher attempted to steal a woman's purse in Arcadia, dragging her to the ground.

Police officers responded just before 10 p.m. March 1 to the Arcadia Garden Cafe on Baldwin Avenue to investigate a report of a robbery.

The suspect came up behind the woman and attempted to grab her purse. The victim, however, did not give up without a fight.

The woman was dragged on the sidewalk, and her friends jumped into help, but it wasn't until a waiter ran out of the cafe that the suspect fled -- without the purse.

Officers searched the area but were not able to locate the suspect.

The case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on this incident was encouraged to contact the Arcadia Police Department at (626) 574-5151, case number 18-0926.

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