Police arrest purse snatcher in Berks County

August 6, 2013 8:17:27 AM PDT
Police in Berks County say they've busted an alleged predator on a public bus.

The incident happened around 12:15 p.m. Monday on a Barta bus traveling along the 1900 block of Perkiomen Avenue.

According to police, 23-year-old William Smith of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania allegedly followed an 85-year-old woman off the bus.

He reportedly knocked her to the ground and stole her purse.

The victim suffered head injuries and dislocated her shoulder in the attack.

Police say a surveillance image helped them nab the suspect.

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