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Two arrested after purse snatching at Tanger Outlets

Two people were arrested after the theft of a purse at the Tanger Outlets on U.S. 501 this weekend.

About 5:30 p.m. Saturday Horry County Police responded to a report of a purse snatching, according to Horry County Police.

The police got information about the car the purse snatchers left the stores in and alerted other officers in the area who stopped the car on Sea Mountain Highway.

Both of the people in the car were arrested. Tara Sweetman, 31, of Sunset Beach, N.C., was arrested on purse snatching charges and is in custody at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to police.

Oscar Riley, 32, of Longs, was arrested on two counts of purse snatching, he was also wanted in connection with a purse snatching at a Little River gas station last week. Riley is in custody at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.