Police catch alleged purse snatcher

The woman was accosted Thursday in the 5800 block of Line Avenue in Shreveport

Police catch purse snatching suspect; grocery bagger fought him and got woman's purse back

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The man who snatched a woman’s purse four days ago has been apprehended, police say.

Jared Lee Freeman, 42, of the 9500 block of Bonnydune Drive in Shreveport, was arrested at 11 a.m. Monday and booked into the City Jail at 12:22 p.m. on one count each of purse snatching and simple battery, booking records show.

No bonds have been set.

The woman was accosted Thursday in the 5800 block of Line Avenue.

A man ran up to her, grabbed her purse out of her shopping cart then fled in a white pickup.

“An employee of the business gave chase and confronted the robber and was able to recover the victim’s purse, but was battered by the suspect during his valiant effort, causing minor injury,” Shreveport police say.

Police shared images from surveillance cameras in an attempt to identify him.

Within hours, authorities say, police were inundated with tips received through Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers Organization.

That information and follow-up work by detectives led to Freeman’s arrest.

the identity and arrest of 42-year-old Jared Lee Freeman of the 9500 block of Bonnydune Drive. Freeman was taken into custody shortly after 11:00 am today and was taken to the Shreveport Police Complex for interviews. Following interviews, Freeman was booked into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of Purse Snatching and one count of Simple Battery.

And Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers was offering a reward for information that led to his arrest.


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