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Purse snatching suspects nabbed

Aaron Hungerford, 40. (Vincennes Police Dept.) Aaron Hungerford, 40. (Vincennes Police Dept.)
Nick Anthis, 21. (Vincennes Police Dept.) Nick Anthis, 21. (Vincennes Police Dept.)
KNOX CO., IN (WFIE) -

Vincennes City Police say they have arrested 2 men after a purse snatching early Friday in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Officials say around 1:30 p.m. Friday, City Police responded to a Robbery/ Purse Snatching that had just occurred in the parking lot of the Vincennes Wal-Mart at 650 Kimmell Road.

60-year-old Vicky McFarland located an officer who was already present on a separate police matter, to report that she had just been robbed of her wallet by 2 young men in hooded sweatshirts while attempting to load her groceries in her car.

Police say a vehicle and suspect description was quickly dispatched and officers quickly spotted a vehicle matching the description with 2 male occupants in hooded shirts, matching the description.

Officials say officers made a traffic and after a quick investigation and victim identification confirmed they were in fact the suspects.

Investigators say they were able to locate a wallet, checks, and personal effects belonging to Ms. McFarland.

Further investigation resulted in the clearing of additional theft and purse snatching incidents occurring in recent weeks.

Police say they arrested 40-year-old Aaron D. Hungerford and 21-year-old Nicholas T. "Nick" Anthis.

Both were charged with multiple counts of Theft and Robbery. They were taken to the Knox County Jail and lodged on $10,000 bond pending court appearance. 

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