Police say a fleeing pocketbook thief ran right into an off-duty officer’s yard.

Police say William Wahl, 25, walked up to a 66-year-old woman in the parking lot of the Stop and Shop on Fort Salonga Road in Northport. They say Wahl spoke to the woman before allegedly grabbing her purse.

Police say bystanders who saw what happened chased after Wahl, who ran through several backyards and...

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