Accused purse snatcher arrested, one suspect still at large

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)—A man was arrested for allegedly stealing a woman’s purse in San Francisco’s Outer Mission District Wednesday night, according to police.

Two men stole the purse near Hearst and Circular avenues around 7:30 p.m.

A police sergeant spotted a silver Honda driving erratically on northbound Interstate 280 and southbound U.S. Highway 101.

The woman left her cell phone inside her stolen purse. She was able to track where her phone was through an app, according to police.

Officers tracked the stolen phone to Airport Boulevard in South San Francisco and found the suspected car.

Police turned on their sirens, but the suspected car sped off before crashing into a Toyota near the corner of Gateway Boulevard and East Grand Ave.

The person inside the Toyota was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspects ran into a utility company yard, so officers from different agencies decided to search the yard.

One suspect was found in the area and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the suspect’s injuries are from the car crash and climbing a barbed wire fence, police said.

The second suspect is still on the loose.

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