Police arrest purse snatcher in Berks County

MOUNT PENN, Pa. - August 6, 2013

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.

Copyright © 2023 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.