PASADENA — A man snatched a purse from a woman in Old asadena early Sunday, but was captured hiding in some bushes nearby, police said.
Keith Patterson, a 36-year-old transient, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, Pasadena police Lt. Diego Torres said.
A woman in her early 20s was walking at Union Street and De Lacey Avenue about 1:30 a.m., returning to her car from Old Pasadena, when a man ran up from behind her and grabbed her purse from her shoulder, Torres said.
The man ran off after snatching the handbag and the woman was not injured, the lieutenant said.
Police spotted Patterson hiding in some bushes in the 100 block of West Walnut Street and jailed him in connection with the crime, Torres said. The woman’s purse was recovered.