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VIDEO: Florida mayor chases robbery suspects who snatched purse

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(WSVN / CNN Newsource) Police in Miami Shores say the mayor of that town helped them catch three suspects who robbed her of her purse.

Mayor Alice Burch, 64, was approached by several men on Wednesday when one of them grabbed her purse and ran off. Surprisingly, she chased after them and part of the incident was captured on surveillance video.

The mayor was able to give police a license plate number and three suspects were soon taken into custody. One suspect got away and later used the mayor's credit card at a gas station.

Mayor Burch praised the officers for their quick work following the attack.

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