Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - Rochester police arrested a John Marshall student Thursday as the suspect in a recent expensive purse snatch.

It happened last Wednesday night at Apache Mall as a 52 year old woman was leaving the shopping center. She told police a man pushed her to the ground, grabbed her purse and ran. The woman told police the purse contained jewelry and cash in excess of $10,000.

Arrested on a felony robbery charge was 18 year old Abdirisak Aden Affey.

Police say the investigation continues and there could be more arrests.

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