Authorities said Saturday that a man arrested for allegedly stealing someone’s purse in La Quinta is suspected of other purse thefts as well.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Thermal station responded to a robbery at a business in the 79200 block of Highway 111 at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

They identified the suspect as Eddie Ramirez, 40, of Thousand Palms. Ramirez was located Friday in the 82100 block of Indio Boulevard in Indio and was arrested without incident, according to authorities.

The stolen property allegedly was found in Ramirez’s possession. According to the sheriff’s department, Ramirez has been linked to multiple purse thefts in the cities of La Quinta, Palm Desert, and the area of Bermuda Dunes. Property related to those thefts also was found in Ramirez’s possession, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the alleged crimes was encouraged to contact Deputy Ortiz or Deputy Martinez at 760-863-8990.

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