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Deputies: Man snatched elderly woman's wallet at mall

Keith Ceragioli, 26, arrested after short pursuit

Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo for Keith Ceragioli
Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo for Keith Ceragioli

CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – Clay County deputies arrested a man after they say he snatched a wallet from an elderly woman at the Orange Park Mall on Thursday.

Keith Ceragioli, 26, stole the wallet from the woman who was making a purchase at the Honey Baked Ham store, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said Ceragioli then ran away and tried to hide in bushes and duck into other stores.

Deputies were on scene within five minutes and found Ceragioli crossing through traffic, CCSO said.

Ceragioli was arrested in the BW3 parking lot.

The woman's wallet was recovered and she was not injured.

Ceragioli was booked into the Clay County Jail on charges of robbery and resisting arrest. His has nine prior arrests in Clay County.