Half of Alleged Purse-Snatching Duo Arrested

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011  |  Updated 9:30 AM CDT
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Purse Snatching Victim Angry After Attack

Dallas Police Dept.

Dallas robbery detectives issued aggravated robbery warrants for Javier Duenas, 19, and Thelma Delao, 20.

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Purse Snatching Victim Angry After Attack

Adriana Ibarra says she lost more than her purse in a violent purse snatching caught on camera.
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One-half of the pair wanted in connection with a violent purse snatching was arrested in Grand Prairie Tuesday night.

Javier Duenas, 19, was pulled over on a traffic stop and taken into custody by the Grand Prairie Police Department without incident.  He was questioned and then transported to jail where he is being held on $250,000 bond.

The female suspect, 20-year-old Thelma Delao, remains on the run.

Duenas and Delao were identified by tipsters after surveillance video shows two people matching their description stealing the purse of Adriana Ibarra.  In the video, Ibarra can be seen being dragged across the parking lot as she tried to protect her belongings.

Duenas was apprehended after someone called crime stoppers and told them where Duenas was hiding. When he was spotted leaving the residence, officers pulled him over.

Crime Stoppers had posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the pair. Anyone with information on Delao could cash in as well. If you know where she is, call the North Texas Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 877-373-TIPS (8477).

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