NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A suspect has been arrested after a purse snatching led to a school lockdown in Norfolk Tuesday morning.
Karen Parker-Chesson with the Norfolk Police Department told WAVY.com a male suspect snatched a woman's purse in the parking lot of the BB&T located in the 2200 block of East Little Creek Road.
The suspect fled on foot near St. Pius Catholic School. School officials at St. Pius Catholic School located at 7800 Halprin Dr. in Norfolk told WAVY.com the school was on lockdown.
Parker-Chesson said the suspect was located and apprehended behind the school. No one was hurt.
Sister Linda Taber, principal of St. Pius School, told WAVY.com, "the teacher noticed the movement, and at that point the detectives who were up here came down and apprehended him. So, I would suspect we were on lockdown probably an hour or so."
Taber said all students and staff were unharmed.
"I did speak to the students and told them it was safe," Taber said. "They were never in any danger. Most importantly, how proud we were of them."
Chris Amos with Norfolk Police said the suspect was identified as 26-year-old Dion Anthony Taylor. He was charged with on count of robbery.
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