Gaggle of good Samaritans chase down purse snatcher in Chester

WTVR.com | 12/7/2017 | Wayne Covil
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CHESTER, Va. – A 77-year-old woman put her purse down in the front seat as she loaded into the backseat groceries she had just bought at the Kroger in Chester.

Meanwhile, Justin Watkins was inside Lowe’s picking up items for a construction job when he heard a loud commotion of people.

Checkout - Line - People - Hollerin'… - Stop

"We proceed to check out and while we're standing in this checkout line, people start hollerin'… they're saying, ‘stop stop stop…he's got her purse,’” Watkins said.

Witnesses in the Kroger Parking lot chased the suspect, who ran inside Lowe's.

Parking - Lot - Watkins

"I see them chasing the fellow across the parking lot,” Watkins said, and he took off also.

"I chase him across the parking lot and I started gaining on him,” Watkins recalled.

Suspect - Rite-Aid - Gaggle

The suspect ran toward Rite-Aid with a gaggle of...
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