• Woman injured when Titusville man snatches purse in grocery store parking lot, police say

    By: Chip Skambis


    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A Titusville man is behind bars after police say he forcefully snatched a woman’s purse Saturday morning, injuring her, in a Winn Dixie parking lot, police said. 

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    Christopher Braun, 25, was arrested after allegedly snatching the woman’s purse in the Winn Dixie parking lot at 1564 Harrison St. around 9 a.m., police said. 

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    A preliminary investigation revealed Braun approached the woman in the parking lot and grabbed her purse before fleeing in a car, police said. 

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    Police found the suspect traveling east on Cheney Highway within minutes and pulled the man over without incident. 

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    The woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition. 

    Braun is facing charges of aggravated battery against a person over 65, robbery by sudden snatching, violation of felony probation, destruction of evidence, petty theft and driving with a suspended license. 

    He’s being held in the Brevard County jail. 

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