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Laconia man arrested in purse snatching

LACONIA - A man is under arrest, charged with snatching a woman's purse at a pizzeria Wednesday night.

The robbery happened about 9:15 p.m. at Domino's Pizza, 585 Union Ave.

Police said the woman suffered a minor facial injury in the incident.

Officers surrounded the area and brought in a police dog from the Gilford Police Department who located the robber, identified by police as Jojo Ray Morton, 36, of 45 Endicott East St. He was arrested and charged with robbery. Morton also was wanted on a Laconia police warrant for simple assault and criminal mischief, as well as another electronic bench warrant.

What's next: Morton is being held on $10,000 cash pending arraignment Friday in 4th Circuit Court, Laconia District Division.