Oxford police nab purse snatcher at local grocery store

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OXFORD — A man was arrested and charged with larceny at Market Basket on Monday after stealing a woman’s purse from her shopping cart when she was momentarily distracted.

The suspect fled the scene on a bicycle but was quickly apprehended by local law enforcement, thanks to the vigilant assistance of community members.

The Oxford Police Department commended the public for their help in the arrest.

Shoppers are reminded to remain vigilant with personal belongings, particularly when placing purses in shopping carts, as thieves often target individuals who appear vulnerable.

Officers Chalker and Losee received praise for their swift actions, along with the dispatch center for providing accurate information that aided in the capture.

The department highlighted the incident as an example of effective teamwork.

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