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Two teens held after purse stolen

January 19, 1997

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A purse was snatched from a 70-year-old woman at the Martin's Food Store on South Raleigh Street Friday afternoon, according to Martinsburg City Police.

Police responded to the location and caught two teenagers matching the description of the suspects.

The teens were arraigned before Berkeley County Magistrate Joan Bragg and placed in juvenile detention centers, police said.

A police dog recovered the woman's pocketbook behind the Stonewall Haven apartment complex, police said. Police also recovered a knife and most of the money that was stolen.

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