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Police: Man Detained Suspect Who Robbed Wife Until Officers Arrived

9:05 AM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
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BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman had her purse stolen from her in Brooklyn Park but one of the robbers didn't get very far thanks to her husband, according to Anne Arundel County Police officials.

Officials say the husband spotted his wife on the ground after she was punched by two females who then took her purse at Morgan Road and Alley 88 on Tuesday night. The husband chased after them and detained on female who had taken his wife's purse until officers arrived, say police.

That suspect was identified as 21-year-old Mary Ellen Carr of Brooklyn Park.

Police are still looking for the other suspect last seen fleeing north on Morgan Road. She is described as a white female, approximately 5'4" to 5'6" with a thin build, wearing a dark sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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