Virginia Man Accused of Snatching 80-Year-Old's Purse | NBC4 Washington

Virginia Man Accused of Snatching 80-Year-Old's Purse




    Charles County police arrested the suspect in a recent purse-snatching incident in Waldorf, Md., on Thursday.

    Larry Jamal Fortune, a resident of Fairfax, Va., was charged with robbery, assault, theft, endangering a child and multiple traffic violations. 

    Police say Fortune, 22, approached an 80-year-old woman and stole her purse as she was leaving a grocery store on Monday.

    He then fled to his vehicle but was quickly located by authorites on Crain Highway, police said.

    A brief pursuit followed, but was quickly terminated after the pursuing police officer noticed a toddler standing up in the back seat of the suspect's vehicle. They say the child was Fortune's 2-year-old son.

    Authorities located Fortune's vehicle in D.C. The child was found in the custody of a relative.