ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Annapolis police say a woman chased down a purse-snatching suspect, grabbed him by the collar and retrieved her stolen money.

The Capital newspaper of Annapolis reports that the woman was having lunch Monday at an outdoor table at a West Street restaurant when a man told her someone had just grabbed her purse.

The woman told officers she saw a man running with her Louis Vuitton purse and she ran after him. He pulled her cash from her wallet and discarded the purse and its contents. She ran him down a couple of blocks away and he returned her money and asked her not to call police.

Police said Egan O’Brien, 40, of Annapolis was charged with two counts of theft.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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