A man running down Kneeland Street in Boston's downtown area at 12:55 a.m. Saturday said he was just out for a jog. But police say he was really running from the scene of his crime.
Vladimir Cadet, 32, of Brockton was arrested for allegedly attempting to snatch a woman's purse a few moments earlier.
“I just like to run here and there,” Cadet allegedly told police when they stopped him.
After observing Cadet running, police asked a dispatcher to check for recent incidents in the area and found that Cadet allegedly matched the description of a man who had just attempted to snatch a woman’s purse on nearby Washington Street.
The woman said a man had tried to steal her purse and forced her down to the ground, hitting her head on the pavement. She told police the man had fled on foot toward Kneeland Street, according to the report.
After the victim identified Cadet, he was charged with unarmed robbery and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, the pavement, police said.
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