Accused purse snatcher arrested

sergio garcia purse snatching suspect

AUSTIN (KXAN) – One of two men accused in violent purse snatchings in Austin has been arrested.

Sergio Garcia was arrested on charges of robbery and organized crime in connection with the purse snatchings KXAN reported Monday.

Travis County Jail Records indicate Garcia was arrested Wednesday and is being held in lieu of $45,000 bond.

Surveillance video from an attack on Barton Springs Road shows a dark car pull up waiting for a woman to cross the street. The suspect jumps out of the car, grabs the purse and throws her to the ground. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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