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Nashua police make second arrest in Aug. 20 purse snatching

NASHUA – Police have made a second arrest in connection to the robbery of a 65-year-old woman last week.

Jerald “JJ” Leith, 26, of 115 Almont St., Nashua, was arrested around 1 p.m. Wednesday, about a week after the woman was thrown to the ground by a man who then stole her purse around 11 p.m. on Aug. 20 near 27 Congress St., police said. ...

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NASHUA – Police have made a second arrest in connection to the robbery of a 65-year-old woman last week.

Jerald “JJ” Leith, 26, of 115 Almont St., Nashua, was arrested around 1 p.m. Wednesday, about a week after the woman was thrown to the ground by a man who then stole her purse around 11 p.m. on Aug. 20 near 27 Congress St., police said.

A second man, Bradley Bernard, 35, of 69 Derry St., Apt. B, in Hudson, was arrested Tuesday and accused of using the woman’s credit card to withdraw more than $1,500. He is charged with attempted to commit theft, receiving stolen property and two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card, which are misdemeanors, police said.

Leith is accused of a approaching the woman from behind and throwing her down, police said.

The woman was able to wrestle her attacker to the ground before he managed to take her purse. She suffered a cracked bone in her foot, police said.

Leith was charged with robbery, a Class A felony, and scheduled to be arraigned at Nashua district court Thursday, police said.