EL CERRITO -- Police arrested a robbery suspect after one of his relatives hauled him to the police station upon seeing surveillance photos of him on local newscasts.

John Millohollin, 23, of Richmond, was arrested on suspicion of robbery Friday.

The robbery occurred around 1:30 p.m. last Friday after the suspect followed the woman on foot in the 400 block of Kearney Street, according to police.

Police said the suspect approached, grabbed the woman's purse from her shoulder and began to flee on foot.

The woman then pulled out a pot she had just purchased and used it to strike the man in the upper body in an attempt to get her purse back, but the suspect wrenched the bag away and fled, according to police.

Surveillance cameras from a nearby business captured images of the suspect. Within hours of the images' broadcast on local television, police said, Millohollin's relatives recognized him, and one family member brought him to police.



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