Two Charged In Violent Purse Snatching

Two Lexington men are in jail charged in connection with a violent purse snatching in a parking lot in Lexington's Hamburg Pavilion.

Employees at Target called police after they say two men approached a woman, hit her and ran off with her purse around 8:00 p.m. Thursday.

After getting a tip, police arrested Justin Masengale on Polo Club Boulevard and charged him with complicity to commit robbery.

Police say Masengale helped lead them to the primary suspect, Joseph Parker, 20.

He is charged with robbery and fleeing and evading.

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