Two teens are behind bars and a third is on the run after the trio allegedly snatched a woman's purse.

Just before 3:30 yesterday afternoon, a group of male juveniles accosted an elderly woman outside the Wal-Mart in the 6200 block of Westport Avenue and ran off with her purse. Several witnesses gave chase and caught up with two of the suspects, retrieving the victim's belongings just as patrol officers were arriving.

Police took the two teens, ages 13 and 15, into custody and searched the area for the third suspect. He was able to elude capture. The two captured juveniles were booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center on one count each of purse snatching. Authorities are working to identify the other teen.