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Witnesses chase purse snatcher at Boardman Walmart

A woman's purse was snatched as she was loading groceries into her car

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) - A man was charged with stealing a woman's purse after witnesses chased him into nearby woods. 

According to police, a woman was loading groceries into her car at the Walmart in Boardman Thursday night when a man, later identified as 27-year-old Michael Seidita, snatched her purse and ran. 

Police say several witnesses chased Seidita into the woods behind KFC, across South Avenue.

Officers found him lying on the ground trying to hide. 

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