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Police use surveillance video to nab theft suspect


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- Sioux City police have arrested a man after he was caught on tape stealing a woman's purse.

The video was taken from surveillance cameras in the alley behind the Qwest building downtown on Pierce Street. It shows a woman in her 50s being knocked down and then having her purse stolen.

Using that video, police identified and arrested 33-year-old Michael Preston White of Sioux City.

"Video is pretty clear and those who have seen it, everybody seeing the video recognized who it was. Witnesses on the scene once we were able to narrow it down to who we might thought it could be were also very instrumental," said Bruce Hokel of the Sioux City Police Department.

Michael White is being held in Woodbury County under one count of robbery and one count of assault. He faces up to ten years in prison.

Online Reporter: Rebecca Sunshine

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