A blind woman who stopped momentarily with her guide dog fell prey to a purse snatcher over the weekend, police reported.

The woman, 57, was walking along First South near Third East about 8 p.m. Saturday and had just stopped when a man ran up from behind and snatched her purse, which contained about $95, her wallet, keys and checkbook, according to a police report.

Witnesses called police, who later arrested a suspect at a nearby convenience store. An 18-year-old man was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of robbery.