Police chase suspected purse thief right through Seattle donut shop

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SEATTLE — Seattle police arrested a woman accused of stealing a purse and trying to sell it online.

Police said a woman called to report that she had spotted her stolen purse for sale on Craigslist. The woman told officers she had called and set up a meeting with the seller on 1st Avenue South and South Holgate.

Officers found the suspect waiting outside of a Krispy Kreme store. She took off running and police chased her through the donut shop.

They chased the suspect down the block. Police said she tried to hide in an open shipping container, but officers found her and took her into custody.

The purse was returned to its rightful owner.

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