Police: Do-gooders help apprehend teenage purse-snatcher

SEATTLE -- A trio of do-gooders got involved when they heard a woman screaming for help Friday evening in Columbia City and ended up restraining a teenage purse-snatcher until officers could arrive, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, the victim was getting off a light-rail train at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Edmunds Street around 6:10 p.m. when a 16-year-old boy grabbed her purse, shoved her and ran off.

The victim chased after the teen while yelling for help. Hearing her cries, three men cornered the teen and held him on the ground until officers arrived.

The teen was arrested and booked into the King County Youth Services Center for investigation of robbery.

Officers were able to return the victim's purse and all her belongings.