Crime

Man arrested in connection to Lexington purse snatching

This video frame shows a purse theft suspect, identified as Andrew Wade, 31.
This video frame shows a purse theft suspect, identified as Andrew Wade, 31. Lexington Police

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.

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