Seaford Man Arrested After Purse Snatching

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Laurel Police have apprehended a man they say grabbed a woman’s purse and then struck her with it in a struggle, before running away with it.

Authorities say 32-year-old John Short, of Seaford committed the crime on Tuesday, January 22nd at the Dutch Inn on South Central Avenue. Shockingly, the victim has been identified as the suspect’s own mother.

Short has been charged with first degree robbery, resisting arrest and other charges. He was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown.