HPD: Suspect in purse-snatching robberies arrested

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Friday, March 20, 2015

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A man is now locked up after he was charged in a series of purse-snatching robberies outside Houston-area Walmarts.

Police arrested 21-year-old Byron Mcgrough Friday after receiving a Crime Stoppers tip.

They say McGrough is connected to at least three robberies since February 2. They all occurred at different Walmart locations, and in each one, he grabbed women's purses as he drove by. In two of the robberies, the victims were dragged to the ground as he allegedly tried to speed off.

The women suffered only minor injuries.

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