Alhambra police car. Photo via Flickr
Alhambra police car. Photo via Flickr

A man with a gun approached a woman with her baby outside a market in Alhambra and took the woman’s purse, but was later stopped by a Monterey Park police officer driving through the parking lot, authorities said.

The robbery occurred about 2 p.m. at a market at Ninth Street and Valley Boulevard, according to the Alhambra Police Department.

The Monterey Park police officer saw the man running through the parking lot with the purse in hand. He stopped the 25-year-old suspect from Downey and arrested him for suspicion of robbery.

–City News Service

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