NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – New Haven Police have arrested a man who they say grabbed a woman’s purse while biking by. Around 4:30 Saturday afternoon, a woman flagged down a police officer on Spring Street. She told the officer an older Hispanic man had just driven past her on a bike, and grabbed her Coach purse. She said she chased after him but he got away. Police spotted the suspect a few minutes later on Howard Avenue. Police say when they spotted Confesor Cotto, 56, of New Haven he ditched the bike and tried to run into a corner store. An officer grabbed him before he got inside. The woman identified Cotto as the purse snatcher. He is charged with robbery.
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