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Woman Tackles Man Who Tried to Steal Purse

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines police say a woman tackled a man to the ground after he tried to steal her purse.

Police say it happened Sunday night near East 14th Street and Mattern Avenue. The victim told police that the suspect came up behind her and grabbed her purse and hair.

The woman fought back by grabbing the suspect’s hair and bringing him to the ground. Police reports say at one point the thief may have pulled out a gun.

In the end the suspect ran away without stealing anything.

The victim was not hurt in the incident.

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