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La Salle Purse Snatcher Pleads Guilty

Posted by wlpo on July 20, 2012

A La Salle man has admitted to knocking down women outside a couple bars and stealing their purses.

39-year old Christopher Coleman pled guilty yesterday to two counts of robbery.  He entered the blind plea with acknowledgement that he is mentally ill.  Coleman will be sentenced in September.  Because he has a prior record, he could get sentenced to over 20 years in prison.

Coleman was arrested in November after La Salle Police say he storm-armed purses away from women who left The Dugout and Jake’s Pour House on back to back weekends.  He had just been released from prison.

Coleman claims he did it to feed a cocaine habit.

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