Escape via a VIA: Suspects attempt to flee purse snatching on city bus

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by Jenny Suniga / KENS 5

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Posted on December 3, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 4 at 8:00 AM

San Antonio police have two people in custody in connection to an early morning purse snatching.

Investigators say just after 8:00 a.m. in the 800 block of Old Highway 90, a man and a woman attacked a woman who was walking by a convenience store.

The couple allegedly punched and kicked the woman before taking off with her purse.

According to authorities, the robbers jumped on a VIA bus and then got off a block away near Stafford Elementary School.

Police said the robbers did not go inside the school, and the children were never in danger.

The alleged robbers were caught minutes after walking on school property.

The two suspects are facing robbery and assault charges.

The victim was treated on the scene for minor injuries. Her purse was found near the school.

 

 

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