A good Samaritan gave chase to a purse snatcher in New London Tuesday and helped police track down the suspect, according to New London police.
Police said the victim was walking in the area of 70 State St. around 5:15 p.m. when she was approached by a man who stole her purse. A witness called police and chased after the suspect, giving police a description of the suspect as he followed.
Officers found the suspect, identified as 39-year-old New London resident Michael Albert, behind 7 Gov. Winthrop Boulevard. The victim identified Albert as the suspect and got her purse back, police said.
Albert was arrested and charged with third-degree robbery, second-degree larceny and breach of peace.