Benjamin Durand got more than he bargained for when he allegedly grabbed a woman's purse and ran Wednesday evening.
A Fredericksburg woman told police she was returning her cart to the storage area in the Walmart parking lot on Carl D Silver Pkwy., when Durand wrestled her purse out of her hands. The victim yelled for help.
"Two men who were passing by chased the suspect across the lot and tackled him to the ground," Fredericksburg Police spokesperson Natatia Bledsoe said. A third man assisted in detaining the suspect until officers arrived.
Durand, 19, of Spotsylvania, was arrested for strong-arm robbery and multiple counts of larceny. He was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.
The purse was returned to its owner.