Man facing charges for attempted purse-snatching

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Gregg L. Wallace

NAUGATUCK — Police charged a 24-year-old Naugatuck man on Saturday in connection with a failed purse-snatching in December.

Police arrested Gregg L. Wallace on a warrant, charging him with criminal attempt at second-degree larceny and criminal attempt at third-degree robbery, after officers responded to his home at 3 Buritt Place for an unrelated incident, police said.

The charges stemmed from an incident at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 2 Meadow St. on Dec. 10. Police say Wallace tried to steal a purse from a woman at the coffee shop but fled the store on foot after struggling with the women and failing to get her wallet, police said.

Police said the investigation led to Wallace as the suspect in the incident. He was held on a $20,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Waterbury Superior Court on Monday.