Woman charged in purse snatching outside dialysis facility
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police confirmed a suspect has been charged Friday in connection with a purse snatching in Salt Lake last week.
Police arrest records identified the suspect as 22-year-old Ahjaline Hyde. She was arrested along Kaonohi Street just before noon Wednesday.
According to HPD, she faces two charges of theft and is held on $50,000 bail.
Hyde is allegedly tied to the purse snatching that outraged many in the community after video of the incident was shared online.
In the video, 70-year-old Lilia Manangan was waiting with her mother, 92, outside of the Liberty Dialysis near Target. Manangan’s mother was in a wheelchair and the pair was waiting for a Handi-Van to arrive.
In the upsetting theft, the female suspect is seen walking behind both women before quickly snatching Manangan’s purse, and hopping into a waiting truck.
It’s unclear at this time if the driver of that truck has also been arrested or will face charges.
In the days after the theft, Manangan said the thieves ran up a bill on her stolen credit cards, spending upwards of $4,000 at Lowes Iwilei, Target and Ala Moana.
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