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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Louis Ackal reports that on December 2nd, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a purse snatching in the 700 block of Jefferson Terrace Boulevard just after 8:30 p.m.The victim reported that a black male subject approached her as she was making her way to her residence and forcefully took her purse from her. Deputies canvassed the area and located a suspect in the immediate vicinity. After investigation, 22 year old Ridge M. Trahan of New Iberia was charged with felony Purse Snatching and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. The stolen money from the victim’s purse was recovered and returned to the victim. Trahan is currently being held without bond and is awaiting first appearance. There were no injuries reported at the time of the incident.