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Police make arrest for string of purse snatchings

A man police say stole purses from several women in Central Kentucky is now in custody.

Police announced Friday afternoon they've arrested 46-year-old Ricky Lee Northcutt for the crimes.

Among the purse snatchings he's accused of is one in Versailles last week, that was caught on tape.

Police say a man grabbed a purse from a woman in the parking lot of the Kroger in Versailles, while she had her back turned.

Lexington and Versailles Police worked together in this investigation.

Northcutt is charged with theft by unlawful taking for the incident in Versailles. He's also facing several felony charges for similar incidents in Lexington.

Police are still looking for a man they say was with Northcutt during the purse snatching in Versailles.


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