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Men arrested in township purse snatching

Bloomfield Township police and the Troy Special Investigations unit on Saturday, March 11, arrested two men in connection to a purse snatching that occurred the previous week at Nino Salvaggio, 6592 Telegraph Road, in Bloomfield Township.


Bloomfield Township police said the victim was in the parking lot on Friday, March 3, and seated in the passenger seat of her vehicle when she was approached by an unknown man who told her she had a flat tire. Police said the victim got out and walked around the vehicle to inspect the tire when another man approached the vehicle and took her purse from the passenger seat. Police said the men left the parking lot in a white Dodge Durango without a license plate attached.


The case was subsequently turned over to the Troy Special Investigation Unit – a multi-jurisdictional investigation unit with officers from several surrounding communities. Investigators were able to establish two unidentified men believed to be responsible for the crime.


Bloomfield Township police said the men were arrested on Saturday, March 11, at an undisclosed location in Southfield. They were arrested and booked at the Oakland County Jail pending arraignment. Police said their names are being held until they are arraigned.

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