Updated--Ventura police say they caught the suspect in the theft of a purse from a 90-year-old woman Thursday afternoon.
They say around 4:45 PM, the victim was walking in the area of Telephone and Petit when the female suspect came up, grabbed the victim's purse, and starting to run.
Some witnesses started to yell at the suspect and tried to intervene.
The suspect dropped the purse as she fled.
Officers responded and with the help of the witnesses and others, they were able to find the suspect and take her into custody.
She was identified as 32-year-old Yvette Deleon of Ventura.
Deleon was arrested for felony grand theft from a person and elder abuse.