A Mayflower man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly stealing a purse in Little Rock.

Branten Lavell Smith, 23, was arrested for robbery by Little Rock police at a residence on Highway 365 in Mayflower.

According to Lt. Terry Hastings with the Little Rock Police Department, Smith allegedly stole a purse from a woman at the 2700 block of Kavanaugh Boulevard on Sept. 13. Hastings said Smith grabbed the purse and struggled with the woman, before eventually breaking the strap and fleeing from the scene.

Smith was transported to the Pulaski County Detention Facility.

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