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Suspected Purse Snatcher Arrested After Chase

A Boynton Beach man is accused of snatching a woman's purse and leading police on a brief chase.
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A Boynton Beach man is accused of snatching a woman's purse and leading police on a brief chase.

Boynton Beach police said Frank Cairo was arrested Monday afternoon on robbery charges.

Police said Cairo snatched a woman's purse from her shopping cart while she was loading her groceries into her vehicle outside the Winn-Dixie at 4770 N. Congress Ave. Police said he fled in a silver Dodge Durango.

A short time later, police spotted the Durango in the area and attempted a traffic stop. When the driver of the Durango failed to stop, a chase ensued.

Police said while officers were in pursuit of the vehicle, Cairo was throwing items out of the window and onto the roadway. The items were later recovered and determined to belong to the victim.

Cairo was eventually apprehended after officers deployed stop sticks in the 500 block of Gateway Boulevard, causing the Durango to crash.

Police said Cairo also ripped a purse off the shoulder of a woman while she was in the parking lot of the Boynton Beach Mall on Sunday.

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