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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police responded to reports of an attempted robbery by purse snatching in Arlington Thursday.

The victim was reported as an elderly woman, who was able to get away with her purse. Witnesses told police the suspect fled into the Twin Palms Apartments in the 1300 block of Easter Street, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Police searched the area and a suspect is in custody. Police believe he is connected to a recent home invasion robbery.

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