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TWIN FALLS — A boy has been arrested in what police described as a strong-arm robbery of an elderly woman’s purse in City Park.

Detectives got a number of tips after making a photo public and asking for help. They identified two boys involved in the robbery. One was taken into custody.

The department said in a statement Thursday an elderly woman was watching children at a trick-or-treat event Saturday in the Twin Falls City Park when suspects ran up and grabbed her purse.

Cases involving juveniles are sealed.

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“The Twin Falls Police Department would like to thank our community for the attentive response we received reference to the press release yesterday requesting information regarding the suspects of the Twin Falls City Park robbery,” police said in a statement.


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