Two arrested after allegedly punching, snatching purse of elderly woman

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Two people are behind bars, accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse at the bus stop after she was punched in the head.

According to Birmingham police, the 73-year-old woman was waiting at a bus stop on Bessemer Road when she was struck in the head and her purse was stolen on Sept. 29. Birmingham police a few days later released photo and a video of the suspects.

Police say the photo and video generated lots of calls and tips. They were able to identify the suspects. 20-year-old Kayla Warren and 19-year-old Javorius Miles have been arrested and charged with robbery in the 2nd. They are being held on $30,000 bond each.

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