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Report: Deputies Capture Purse-Snatching Suspect

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a man suspected of stealing a woman’s purse inside a fast-food restaurant in the early morning hours Saturday.

The man is accused of stealing a woman’s purse from a Carl’s Jr. in Newhall on Nov. 25. 

Deputies were able to obtain a partial license plate of the suspect’s vehicle. After an extensive follow-up investigation, Varastad Derbedrosian, 29, of Glendale, was arrested in Newhall on a felony charge of petty theft with a prior. He is being held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in lieu of $20,000 bail. 

This case will be presented to the district attorney’s office and Varastad Derbedrosian is due to appear in court Tuesday. No further information is available at this time.

Report: Deputies Capture Purse-Snatching Suspect

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