CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Police have charged a 17-year-old in connection with a purse-snatching in Steele Creek Friday.
Derek Whitmore is charged with common law robbery.
Police say Whitemore robbed a woman as she walked through the parking lot of the Lakemist Apartments.
Witnesses chased Whitmore and helped lead officers to him. He was arrested a few blocks away.
Police say the victim identified Whitmore as the robber and he later confessed to the crime.