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Police Arrest Suspect In Purse Thefts

For the second time in less than a month, a Tyler man is arrested, accused of snatching purses out of area hospitals. Christopher Jimmerson, 22, is charged with credit card abused and theft.

Officers responded to J J's Quick Stop on 69 North and Loop 323 regarding a person asking customers for money. Authorities say Jimmerson ran away from them at the location.  Authorities ended up catching up with Jimmerson close by, outside the Economy Inn. Authorities say Jimmerson dropped a credit card, that turned out to be stolen.

Officials say Jimmerson was involved in seven purse thefts at East Texas Medical Center and Trinity Mother Fances Health System. Authorities say Jimmerson stole the purses from waiting rooms and nurses stations. Officials are warning, to keep a close eye on your purse wherever you are.

Jimmerson was arrested January 14th for theft of purses at the hospitals and was released on bond.

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