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Teens catch alleged purse snatcher

Menlo Park teen was chased down by 17-year-old Good Samaritans

A Menlo Park teenager was chased down Saturday (June 4) and held for police by two 17-year-old Good Samaritans after he allegedly snatched a tourist's purse, according to East Palo Alto police.

Joshua Wallbank Mahoni, 18, allegedly grabbed the bag at about 3:15 p.m. from a 20-year-old German woman at the Ravenswood 101 Retail Center at 1771 East Bayshore Road in East Palo Alto, police said.

Two youths ran after Mahoni and helped responding officers arrest him, according to police.

Mahoni was booked into county jail, where he faces robbery charges. The German tourist's purse was returned to her without anything missing. No injuries were reported, police said.

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Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:06 am

Just goes to show that there a lots of good youngsters around. Good work guys.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 6, 2011 at 4:08 pm

yes, good work guys.


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Posted by POGO
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I love these stories... I just wish there were more of them.

Kudos to the crime catchers!


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