ODESSA - A purse snatcher was caught lurking around the Music City Mall in Odessa.
Officers were first called out when they heard an elderly woman had her purse taken.
She was in the Buffet King parking lot.
Shortly after, they got another report that a woman in front of Dillard's also had her purse swiped.
A witness gave officers a description of the getaway car and they were able to trace it to an Odessa home.
Juan Romero was arrested for theft and possession of cocaine.