Man steals 79-year-olds purse, wedding ring

MASON, OH (FOX19) - A man was taken into custody after police said he stole an elderly woman's purse and wedding ring while she was shopping in Mason.

The incident was reported at Deerfield Towne Center on Nov. 8. The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Zachary Davidson, was reportedly hiding between cars in the parking lot.

As the woman was walking to her car, police said he approached her and threatened to hurt her unless she gave him her purse and jewelry.

The 79-year-old woman gave him her purse and wedding ring before he fled the area. Davidson's older, red Chevy pickup truck was spotted on store surveillance cameras.

He was arrested Friday and taken to the Warren County Jail to await arraignment.

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