Two Purse Snatchers Arrested in Hobbs

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOBBS, NEW MEXICO - Two Hobbs men behind bars facing felony charges for snatching a woman's purse.

39-year-old Christopher Sellers and 39-year-old Kerry Carpenter were arrested late Monday night.

According to police, it happened in the Wal-Mart parking lot on north Lexington Highway.

We're told the two men grabbed a woman's purse from their vehicle and sped off.

Police caught up to them later at a convenience store.

Both have been charged with larcency and conspiracy.

Bond for each set at $6,000