Brooklyn, NY – In an ironic twist, a Brooklyn purse snatcher was collared after Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson and his security detail happened by and witnessed the mugging in Prospect Lefferts Gardens around 3 P.M. on Saturday.
The New York Post reports that the DA and his son had just exited from a barber shop when they heard an elderly woman screaming, “Help! He robbed me!”
A Good Samaritan gave chase and DA Thompson and his police team joined in the pursuit from their SUV. The cops later tackled and apprehended the suspect identified as Koheleth Griem about a block away. The victim’s credit cards were found in Griem’s pocket. The District Attorney commended his security team, calling them “true valor.”
“We were determined to catch this guy,” the DA said. “We’ll now make sure that the victim gets her money back and that this defendant is fully prosecuted.”