Purse snatching — La R.S. 14:65.1
Purse Snatching is the Theft of anything of value contained within a purse or wallet at the time of the theft, from the person of another or which is in the immediate control of another, by use of force, intimidation, or by snatching, but not armed with a dangerous weapon.
Whoever commits the crime of purse snatching shall be imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for 2 to 20 years.
Purse snatching is a Crime of Violence under La Revised Statutes.
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