Troy purse-snatching suspects caught on I-75 in Tipp City

Troy purse-snatching suspects caught in Tipp City
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Troy purse-snatching suspects caught in Tipp City

Two people accused of snatching a woman’s purse at a Troy Meijer store this afternoon were arrested within 15 minutes along Interstate 75 in Tipp City.

The man and woman were spotted on southbound Interstate 75 near Ohio 571 based on the description of the car and license plate, said Sgt. Zac Mumford of the Troy police department.

The purse-snatching was reported around 4:35 p.m. at the store, 1900 W. Main St. in Troy. The car was pulled over about 4:50 p.m. Once police activated their overhead lights, the driver pulled over immediately, Mumford said.

Along the highway, six cruisers from area jurisdictions could be seen with the car.

The pair, who were not yet identified, are facing theft charges and will be booked into the Miami County Jail, Mumford said.