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New Bedford Man Robs Woman at ATM

New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police arrest a South End man in connection with a purse snatching at an ATM at County & Rivet Sts. last night.

The suspect is identified as Carlos Gomes Roderigues of Cottage Street. Police say he came up from behind a 24-year-old woman at the ATM and stole her purse containing money and personal papers and escaped.

A witness told a passing officer about the incident and said the suspect was in a backyard at 90 Purchase Street where he was taken into custody and identified by the victim.

Rodreigues faces charges of unarmed robbery and assault and battery.

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