Robbery in Ashland

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

A purse snatcher in Ashland didn't get very far. Police found him shortly after the crime.

Police say John Mathison robbed a female worker at the Dark Wings novelty shop in Ashland. Officers say just as the woman was leaving work Friday night, Mathison forcefully took her purse with money and personal items inside. From there, police say the suspect took off.

They eventually saw him and police started chasing him. Officers say Mathison got out of his car and started running away, but within a few minutes, police arrested him.

Mathison faces robbery and fleeing a police officer.

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