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Man allegedly steals purse, taxi

Vancouver police have arrested a 25-year-old man who barricaded himself in an apartment after an alleged robbery.

Const. Brian Montague says the man allegedly snatched a woman's purse on Tuesday night near downtown Vancouver.

Montague says the suspect then drove off in a stolen taxi cab.

Police tracked the man down at an apartment and negotiators convinced him to surrender to police.

Montague says police will be recommending several criminal charges.

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