North Olmsted Police re-arrest a man accused of multiple purse snatchings

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North Olmsted Police had to re-arrest a man accused of multiple purse snatchings in the city. Officers say they didn’t charge a man believed to have stolen at least six purses recently from customers at Giant Eagle and Walmart. The victims reportedly several elderly women, out shopping for essentials.

According to police, officers detained 27-year-old Mike Shoemaker outside the Giant Eagle in the 27000 block of Lorain Road around 8:30 a.m. Thursday after he allegedly snatched a purse from an elderly customer. Since city officials are trying to limit the number of prisoners inside jails to stop the spread of coronavirus, officers released Shoemaker on the scene.

However, police said Shoemaker returned to North Olmsted Thursday evening and stole another purse. He is now being held in the county jail on Felony Burglary charges.

-Kyle Cornell/ WTAM 1100

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