Police say they have identified the man who pushed a 76-year-old woman to the ground and stole her purse outside a Dartmouth bank as Miguel Brasil. Dartmouth Police Seeking Miguel Brasil Regarding Assault, Purse Snatch – CBS Boston


DARTMOUTH (CBS) – Police say they have arrested the man they believe pushed a 76-year-old woman to the ground and stole her purse outside a Dartmouth bank.

“WE got him!!!” said the Dartmouth Police Department’s Facebook page.

Dartmouth police say Miguel Brasil, who is believed to be homeless, was arrested Tuesday night after police asked the public to share Brasil’s wanted poster.

(Photo credit: Dartmouth Police Department)

Surveillance video captured the incident, which happened outside Citizens Bank on Dartmouth Street at about 10 a.m. Monday. The video shows a man running back to a silver Toyota Corolla and speeding off after stealing the woman’s purse.

The woman suffered minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dartmouth Police.

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