MANCHESTER, NH (CBS) – A police officer bought a “desperate and hungry” suspect a sandwich before arresting her for theft on Friday morning.

Manchester Police officers Lisa Mackey and Kevin Gelinas were investigating the theft of a purse when they spotted the suspects’ vehicle in a McDonald’s parking lot.

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The officers found a needle and the stolen purse in the car and identified the driver as 22-year-old Christopher Greene.

Greene told officers that his girlfriend was inside the restaurant.

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Officer Mackey entered the restaurant and spoke with the suspect, who identified herself as 20-year-old Holly Solans. Police say Solans appeared “disheveled and upset” and said she was living in her car with Greene.

Officer Mackey purchased food for Solans and then took her into custody for receiving stolen property. Greene was arrested for possession of heroin.

Manchester Police say Officer Mackey, who is set to retire next month, “exemplifies the quality of officers working the Queen City.”

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Mackey said she is quite embarrassed and said “it isn’t a big deal.”