Lexington police have arrested a suspect following a rash of purse snatchings in Lexington.
Adam Wade, 31, was arrested shortly after a shoplifting incident Monday at the Walmart near New Circle and Russell Cave roads.
Police had been seeking Wade on a charge of second-degree robbery stemming from a theft Thursday. He has other theft warrants related to purses stolen in Lexington.
He’s accused of using force Thursday to steal a purse from a woman at the Kroger store on Boston Road, according to police. The victim told investigators that as she was leaving the store, a man pulled the purse from her, and she lost her balance and dropped her purchases.