NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police have arrested a man wanted in the violent purse snatching of an 84-year-old woman in Nashville last week.
Metro Nashville Police detectives arrested 46-year-old Todd Drewes Thursday afternoon. Officials said Drewes was suspected of shoving the woman down while robbing her of her purse.
Police said the 84-year-old woman and her husband had traveled to Nashville for a medical appointment. The couple met Drewes outside the building around 12:20 p.m. and engaged in a casual conversation before he suddenly shoved the woman to the ground and stole her purse.
Drewes fled on foot toward Jonquil Drive. Police said Drewes had been seen loitering in the area of the medical building much of the morning.
Drewes had warrants for his arrest in Nashville for theft of merchandise and possession of drug paraphernalia in separate cases.