Purse snatcher arrested after family traced stolen iPad

Purse snatcher arrested after family traced stolen iPad

On June 9, at 11:28 a.m., Beaumont police officers responded to a robbery that occurred at the Holiday Inn near Walden Road and I-10, Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

The victim, a 75 year old Houston woman, reported that as she was reaching into her vehicle, the suspect ran up behind her and pulled her purse from her shoulder. The woman was hurt when the purse was jerked from her shoulder.

The purse contained an iPhone, iPad and a wallet with credit cards. The suspect got into the driver’s seat of a red pick up truck and left west on Walden Road. A family member was able to track the iPad to the area of Kolander Road in Jefferson County and then to the 4500 block of Magnolia in Beaumont. Officers located the iPad and the suspect.

The suspect was identified as Bobby Lee Madden, 36 year old Jefferson County resident. He was arrested for aggravated robbery and transported to Jefferson County Jail.

Madden has been previously charged with burglary and evading arrest with several charges in 2002 and 2004, according to public data. 

- Beaumont Police Department