Teen charged after purse snatching at Publix
Lexington, SC, - A teen has been charged after snatching a woman's purse at the Publix in Lexington several weeks ago. According to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Cooper Joseph Cole, 17, forcefully snatched then carried away a woman's purse in the Publix parking lot on Highway 378 on July 10, according to arrest warrants. Cole, a Gilbert resident, is charged with purse snatching, assault and battery, and criminal conspiracy.
Detectives said Cole made the woman fall to the ground during the incident but she was not seriously injured. She was treated for scrapes and bruises.
Cole is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.