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Huntsville Police Make Arrest in Purse Snatchings

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Jacob Bastiaans

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Saturday, Huntsville Police made an arrest in a string of purse snatchings.  Police arrested 29-year-old Jacob Andrew Bastiaans.

Police say they caught up with Bastiaans after a purse snatching in the parking lot of Costco.   Security camera video caught a possible vehicle description and an officer later pulled that car over.

Police say they’ve been able to connect Bastiaans with nine different snatchings at area shopping centers.   He’s charged with nine different counts of theft and is being held in the Madison County Metro Jail.