On September 13, 2016 at approximately 10:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to the area of Main St. and Ocean Park Blvd. for an “unknown trouble” radio call.
The call stated a subject attacked a women and took her purse and then attacked another person. When officers arrived, numerous people were pointing to the southwest corner of Main and Ocean Park. The person they were pointing out matched the description of the suspect provided by the caller. The suspect was detained.
An investigation revealed the victim was walking across Main St. and saw the suspect approaching her from the opposite direction. The suspect suddenly grabbed onto her purse and began trying to pull it away. The suspect gained control of the purse and ran northbound with the victim chasing and yelling for help. A bystander rendered aid and assisted in stopping the suspect from running further, and the suspect stopped and returned the purse to the victim.
A few moments later, the suspect tried taking a briefcase from another victim in front of The Victorian. The suspect was identified by the victims and Louis Edward Bradford, 30, homeless had bail set at $50,000.
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