Purse-snatching suspect arrested by CPD

Torrie L Bryant; Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Columbus Police arrested a local man for purse-snatching.

At approximately 7:55 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to the reported theft at McDonalds, in the 1800 block of North National Road. When they arrived, they spoke with witnesses who stated that the suspect, 31-year-old Torrie L. Bryant, of Columbus, ran out of the restaurant with a customer’s purse. Three witnesses chased after Bryant, but they lost sight of him a short time later.

Officers later located Bryant at a home in the 3000 block of 15th Street and arrested. He was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail with a 48 hour hold on a preliminary charge of Theft.

The incident remains under investigation.