Providence man charged in pair of purse snatching cases

By News Staff


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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – A Providence man is charged with two counts of robbery after police say he physically assaulted two women and stole their handbags.

Jamal Bouchard, 27, was arraigned Monday on two counts of First Degree Robbery.

Police said Bouchard stole a woman’s purse outside Providence Place Mall Saturday night.

He then stole another purse about six hours later at the intersection of Francis Street and Finance Way.

Bouchard was ordered held without bail until his next hearing in September.

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