Tallmadge police arrest suspect accused of purse thefts

**Update: The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Jarod Lauderdale and charged him with (2) counts of Robbery (F-2) and (1) count of Theft (F-4)**

TALLMADGE, Ohio (WJW)– Tallmadge police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspected purse thief.

According to the department, the man is accused of stealing from two women over the weekend while at local shopping plazas.

The suspect allegedly pulled up to their vehicles after they had gotten into them, opened the passenger doors and then grabbed their purses.

He was captured on surveillance cameras along with his vehicle.

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