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Police: witnesses catch, hold purse snatching suspect

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Burlington Police say witnesses helped catch a suspected thief.

Sunday afternoon police responded to a report that two men took a woman's purse.

When they arrived at the Elmwood Avenue-North Street area several witnesses were holding Cameron Lauf.

The 22 year old man was complaining the witnesses hurt him. He was taken to Fletcher Allen Hospital and later released into police custody.

Lauf is in jail for lack of $5,000 bail.

The stolen purse was recovered.

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