Man arrested after snatching purse from table outside Hanover Street eatery

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MANCHESTER, NH – At approximately 6:25 p.m. on Aug. 20, a man wearing an orange shirt grabbed a woman’s clutch purse off an outside table at Ignite Bar and Grill, 100 Hanover St., while she was seated at the table.

The man took off running and was last seen going toward Victory Park. Officers began checking the area for the suspect. Officer Soucy located a man matching the description in the rear of Firefly Bistro, 22 Concord St. He noticed the man was out of breath.

Through the investigation Officer Soucy located the stolen clutch purse.

The man, identified as Jonathan Soto 26, was arrested without incident.

He was charged with a felony theft. Due to the quick arrest all of the victim’s property was returned to her.