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The Today File

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November 11, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Valiant valet foils purse-snatching in downtown Seattle

Seattle police credit a downtown valet with foiling a purse-snatching Monday night.

Police said the victim was at Sixth Avenue and Pike Street around 7 p.m. when a female took a cell phone from her hand while a second female grabbed her purse and pulled the victim to the ground. The victim suffered a minor knee injury in the process.

A valet spotted the purse-snatcher hand the bag to a male accomplice. The valet grabbed the man and took the purse from him, according to police. He returned the purse to the victim.

The three culprits fled.

Two hours later, officers spotted a teen girl believed to be the cell-phone thief. Police said the valet confirmed the teen was involved in the theft and she was booked into the King County Youth Service Center on investigation of robbery and a warrant.

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