Columbus Man Accused of Stealing 82-Year-Old Woman's Purse Arrested

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A Columbus man accused of stealing an 82-year-old woman's purse is behind bars.

Wesley Rees, 35, is accused of stealing the woman's purse off her shoulder while she was putting groceries away in her car.

Worthington Police say the woman chased Rees to the driver's side of her vehicle and grabbed the open driver's side door.

Officers say Rees got in the car and attempted to drive away with the door open, while the woman held on.

Columbus Police arrested Rees a short time later for unrelated charges.

The Worthington Division of Police has since charged him with one count of Robbery.

Rees is currently in the Franklin County Jail.

The 82-year-old woman was taken to an area hospital, and is expected to recover.

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