Two teenagers were arrested Tuesday after trying to snatch a purse from a woman near Fashion Fair mall in central Fresno, police said.
Police said the suspects, both 14 years old, approached the woman while she was on her phone near Fleming’s Steakhouse at 639 E. Shaw Avenue.
One suspect distracted the woman and other tried to snatch her purse, but the woman held on tight and the suspects fled without taking anything, police said.
An employee from Fleming’s Steakhouse and the woman’s friend, who was nearby, chased down the suspects in the Chase Bank parking lot on Shaw Avenue and First Street.
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One suspect was booked for one count of attempted robbery while the second was booked for one count of accessory to the robbery, police said.