Man arrested, suspected of snatching woman's purse at Target - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man arrested, suspected of snatching woman's purse at Target

Dontavious Brown (Source: SCSO) Dontavious Brown (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A Memphis man faces charges after police said he stole a woman's purse at a Target store on Colonial Road on Tuesday.

Police said Dontavious Brown approached the woman while she was walking from the store, snatched her purse, and then took off in a car with expired tags.

Investigators said Brown was caught on surveillance video at a Shell gas station 30 minutes after the robbery, trying to use the victim's debit card at an ATM.

Officers said they spotted the stolen car in the parking lot of Target again the following day.

Police pulled Brown over in the car and they found several driver’s licenses and credit cards in his pocket, including the Target victim's stolen items.

Brown faces robbery and identity theft among other charges. He will be arraigned in court Thursday.

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