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Berks County sheriff's deputies arrest purse-snatch suspect in Lancaster County

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Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 2:27 pm | Updated: 2:31 pm, Thu Jun 9, 2011.

Berks County sheriff's deputies arrested a fugitive Thursday, June 9, in Strasburg, southeast of the city of Lancaster.

Hector Irizarry, 29, is a suspect in an assault in Exeter Township and a police chase in Spring Township.

After an investigation, deputies tracked him to the borough and arrested Irizarry about 9 a.m. without incident.

According to a news release:

On March 13, Irizarry knocked the mother of his former girlfriend down and stole her purse.

He was charged with robbery, theft and receiving stolen property.

Irizarry was also involved in a vehicle chase involving Spring Township police.

Details were unavailable.

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