APD officer stops purse thief

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A quick moving Albuquerque police officer caught a purse snatcher late Tuesday night.

APD says Officer Matthew Reeder was at the Walmart on Eubank near I-40 when he heard a commotion and saw 23-year-old Andres Jimenez running through the parking lot.

Witnesses say Jimenez had just ripped the purse from a woman’s neck.

Reeder caught and arrested him.

Reeder was honored back in January for talking a suicidal man out of killing himself.

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