Viewer tips help catch alleged purse snatchers

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Metro police have now charged 2 women with theft for stealing the purse of a 72-year-old woman in East Nashville.

According to an arrest affidavit, the mother-daughter pair, Renee Hooten and Jameseia Hooten, were arrested thanks in part to tips that rolled in after News 2 broke the story. 

The report accuses Jameseia Hooten of actually taking the purse and Renee Hooten of watching it happen.

Both women are free on $2,500 bond.

Viewers not only helped identify the women shown in surveillance video, they also donated money to help the victim.

News 2 is tracking crime where you live with CrimeTracker reports. Click here for more coverage.

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