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Good Samaritan chases suspected purse snatchers, helps get them arrested

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NEW CANEY, Texas – One woman went the extra mile when she spotted a crime outside a New Caney drug store Thursday. She got involved in a chase with the suspected thieves and landed them behind bars.

Stephanie Flores saw two men breaking into a car and stealing a woman's purse at a Walgreen in the 20800 block of FM-1485. She tried to take a picture of them in the act, but they sped off. Flores went after them and called 911 while she chased them, authorities said.

Police took over until the men crashed into a concrete pillar.

The driver of the getaway car tried to run but was caught.  

The passenger in the car was also arrested. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries from the crash.