Webb County Sheriff catches purse snatcher

17-year-old Jesus Gonzalez Jr.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - A county sheriff springs into action after witnessing a purse theft right in front of him.

The incident happened near I-35 and Victoria Street when Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar saw a man on a bicycle snatch a purse from a homeless woman and took off running.

Without hesitation, Sheriff Cuellar informed Deputy Polo Medillin and chased the suspect on foot.

Authorities were able to arrest 17-year-old Jesus Gonzalez Jr. and charge him with theft of property and evading arrest.

Gonzalez was taken to the county jail on a $1,500 bond.