Deputies: Teen arrested after snatching elderly woman's purse at bus stop

By Nakia Cooper - Senior Web Editor
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HOUSTON - A Houston teen was chased down and arrested after snatching an elderly woman's purse at a bus stop, deputies say.

Dante Gamble, 17, was charged with theft from an elderly person.

According to the Harris County Precinct 6 Constable's Office, the woman was sitting at a bus stop in the 2900 block of Woodridge at Winkler around 9:15 p.m. Saturday. That is when Gamble and a younger boy sat beside her – one on each side.

They pretended to strike up a conversation with the woman, then snatched her purse and took off running, deputies say.

A deputy saw the boys running and caught up with them at the Interstate 45 overpass. The contents of the purse were still intact.

Gamble's bail was set at $5,000.

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