Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

CITY/EAST [Derived Headline]

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Police arrest second purse-snatching suspect

Pittsburgh police have arrested second suspect in a trio of purse snatchings along Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside.

Police on Monday said Jacquet Pope Esposito, 26, of Wilkinsburg was arrested Friday and charged with robbery. That follows another arrest a few days earlier of a 17-year-old girl police said also was involved in the thefts. That girl, whose identity has not been released because she is juvenile, was charged with robbery, criminal conspiracy and access device fraud.

Both are suspected of acting together in the incidents that occurred Oct. 7, Oct. 18 and Halloween night.

In the most recent incident, police said a 22-year-old woman was walking on Ellsworth Avenue when she was punched on the head from behind by two women, who grabbed the victim's phone and bag before running off. …

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