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Milwaukee girl helps police catch purse snatcher

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 9-year-old Milwaukee girl is being credited for helping police catch a purse snatcher.

Quiana Coronado was sitting by her living room window recently when she saw a man snatch a purse from an elderly woman. The woman's husband called out for someone to call police.

Quiana yelled to her mother. Her dad overhead, and father and daughter sprang into action. They jumped into their truck and followed the thief's escape path down a nearby alley.

Quiana eventually spotted the suspect a few blocks away. As neighbors helped, the man was detained until a police officer could be flagged down.

The man now faces felony charges.

Quiana says she was motivated by a simple lesson she learned from her father: "Robbing is bad."

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