Watch: APD officer chases, catches purse snatcher

Updated: 06/27/2014 11:14 AM | Created: 06/27/2014 11:08 AM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

An Albuquerque police officer saved the day for a woman whose purse was stolen while she shopped at the Walmart on Eubank NE.

According to police, officer Matthew Reeder was assisting in an investigation at the Walmart on June 24 when he heard a commotion in the parking lot.

A witness then told Reeder that a man had ripped a purse from a woman's neck and took off through the parking lot.

In lapel camera footage released of the incident, Reeder takes off and catches up to the shirtless suspect in less than a minute.

Andres Jimenez, 23, was arrested and charged with robbery and booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Police said Reeder returned the purse to the victim, who was uninjured.

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