Artesia Police find suspect in purse snatching

Artesia Purse Snatch

ARTESIA, N.M. (KRQE) – After following up on leads in a violent purse snatching in Artesia, police believe they know who the suspect is.

A woman was walking into work at Yates Petroleum last week when a man in a hoodie approached her. The man tased her and then took off with her purse.

Police were able to identify the getaway car and a house connected to the crime. Police searched both and came up with a suspect. However, at this point they are not identifying him.

Police say he is already behind bars on unrelated charges and is expected to be questioned about the purse snatching Tuesday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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