Accused purse snatcher found hiding in car trunk

Posted at: 04/07/2014 4:51 PM
Updated at: 04/07/2014 5:17 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Tyler Swart
Tyler Swart
Photo: New York State Police

TROY – A purse snatching suspect is found hiding in someone’s trunk.

State police say Tyler Swart, 29, of Troy stole an elderly woman’s purse from Price Chopper in Brunswick.

They say he then climbed into a nearby, parked car.

A trooper checked the car, but found nothing, until he opened the trunk.

Inside was Swart, allegedly holding the stolen purse, a crack pipe and cocaine.

It turns out, he was dating the woman who owned the car.

He's now in the Rensselaer County Jail.