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Joliet man, Matthew Boban, arrested for alleged purse snatching, crashing stolen car into semi

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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A Joliet man is in custody for allegedly mugging two elderly women in grocery stores before crashing a stolen car into a semi, police say.

Matthew Boban first reportedly grabbed an 84-year-old woman's purse inside a Jewel store in Joliet. Authorities say he then drove to a New Lenox Jewel, where he grabbed an 80-year-old woman's purse.

Boban then headed eastbound on I- 80 and rear-ended a semi, police say.

According to police, the two purses were recovered in some bushes near the crash site.

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