Alleged purse snatcher chased down by witnesses in Old Town La Quinta

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An 18-year-old La Quinta man was arrested on Monday after police say he took a woman’s purse, then was chased down by witnesses.

Police were called a little after 3 pm to a business on Main Street in Old Town La Quinta. According to a news release, the suspect entered a business with his face covered and took a woman’s purse. Witnesses then chased the man to the corner of Calle Tampico and Calle Mendoza.

The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team quickly arrived on scene and took the suspect in custody and recovered the woman’s purse.

Gabriel Tigner was booked at the county jail in Indio.