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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A Jimmy John's delivery man is being credited with stopping a woman after police said she snatched another woman's purse and began to flee the scene.
Keean Mansour said he witnessed the incident while on his bicycle in downtown Grand Rapids. He was returning to the Jimmy John's restaurant on Monroe Center after making a delivery.
The victim was eating at an outside table at the Parsley Mediterranean Grille near Ottawa Avenue and Monroe Center NW when another woman snatched the victim's purse, police said.
"The lady had the audacity to just walk up there and just snatch the purse away from her," Mansour said.
Mansour said he then saw the suspect flee on her bicycle. He decided to jump in and help.
"I didn't even think about it. I just figured that's not her purse," Mansour said. "I figured the best thing to do would obviously be to take her down."
"It wasn't about apprehending her or taking her down, it was about getting that lady what was hers," he added.
Mansour was able to catch up with the suspect.
"Kinda hopped off my bike. Got her under control off her bike," he said.
About three other people then jumped in and helped to restrain the woman, who kept telling them to let her go.
Police said the victim was hurt when she also tried to run after the suspect, tripped and fell, striking her chin on the cement.
The suspect was arrested and lodged in the Kent County Correctional Facility. The victim was seen by paramedics but not transported to a hospital.
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