OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — A teenager has been arrested after authorities say he snatched a purse and threatened people with a gun.

The Sun Herald reports a 17-year-old was charged with armed robbery after police received a call Wednesday saying a man took a woman’s purse at a Walmart and ran away.

Ocean Springs police said in a news release that the woman ran after the suspect and other shoppers joined her as they chased him outside. Authorities say the man threatened to shoot them.

An officer inside the Walmart followed the suspect and called in a description of a fleeing truck. Other officers stopped the truck before it left the parking lot.

Police are questioning a woman and two other men found inside the truck.

It’s unclear if the suspect has a lawyer.

Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com

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