Arrests made after purse snatching in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 10:33 08 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:48 08 May 2018

Crowds of people on St Peter's Street

Crowds of people on St Peter's Street

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Police have arrested three men after a purse snatching in St Albans city centre on Saturday.

A man attempted to snatch a purse from a woman in Market Place at around 11.25am, but she was able to get the purse back from him.

The thief was pursued by a witness, who saw him get into a dark BMW, which drove off.

The witness flagged down a passing police car and told them what happened. The officers chased after and stopped the BMW and arrested three people on suspicion of conspiracy to commit theft.

A 21-year-old man from London and an 18-year-old man from Sheffield have been released under investigation.

22-year-old George Cosmin-Manloe, from Farley Hill in Luton, has been charged with driving without insurance.

He will appear at Central West Hets Magistrates Court on May 22.

Police had appealed for the victim to come forward and help their investigation, but she has now been traced.

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