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Update: Couple identified as suspects in purse-snatching arrested

Archie Culbreath and Lindsey Newman are wanted in connection with a purse-snatching in the Wal-Mart parking lot on U.S. 49 in Gulfport.
Archie Culbreath and Lindsey Newman are wanted in connection with a purse-snatching in the Wal-Mart parking lot on U.S. 49 in Gulfport.

Police in Greensboro, Pennsylvania, have arrested a couple identified as having stolen a woman’s purse outside a Gulfport store.

Gulfport Police on Monday identified the suspects they believe knocked a woman down outside a store and stole her purse.

Sgt. Joshua Bromen said a follow-up investigation developed Archie Brandon Culbreath and Lindsey Denise Newman as suspects in the robbery.

On Wednesday, Bromen said the two were captured in Pennsylvania and are awaiting extradition back to the Coast.

The incident was reported around 4:45 p.m. Dec. 6 outside the Wal-Mart on U.S. 49.

Police have warrants for the couple’s arrest and are asking the public’s assistance in locating them.

They left in a gray Ford F-150 extended cab truck, headed west toward U.S. 49.

Culbreath is a white male, 6 feet tall, weighing 220 pounds with short brown hair. Newman is a white female, 5 feet, 6 inches and about 180 pounds with brown or red hair.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at 877-787-5898.

Kate Magandy: 228-896-2344, @kmagandy

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