Police: WA woman, 59, chases down purse snatcher

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Longview police say a 59-year-old woman chased down a purse snatcher who was fleeing on a bicycle, pulled him to the ground and grabbed back her purse.

Police say two witnesses detained the man until officers arrived.

According to court documents filed this week, the purse snatch took place in a Safeway parking lot last Friday. The woman chased the bicyclist about 15 feet.

The purse contained $62 and five credit cards.

The Daily News reports that (http://bit.ly/sA5MtY) a Cowlitz County Superior Court judge found probable cause to charge 29-year-old Mark Grendahl Jr. of Longview with five counts of second-degree theft. The newspaper said he was held Wednesday evening in the Cowlitz County Jail on $25,000 bail.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com