Columbus Police arrest suspects in purse snatching incidents

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus Police arrest two suspects in a string of purse snatching incidents in the Friendly City.

20-year-old Laquincy Washington and 22-year-old James J. Smith are both charged with two counts of robbery and defrauding an innkeeper.

Smith is also charged with fraudulent use of ID.

The West Point residents were taken in without incident.

Their arrests come after several purse snatching crimes in May.

No bond has been set at this time.

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Laquincy Washington, 19

James J. Smith, 22

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