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A woman said she was attacked by a burglar who stole her purse at a home in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: Google Maps)

A suspected burglar was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Beverly Hills after allegedly stealing a purse from a woman who chased him on a street near the home where she worked as a nanny, authorities said.

The Beverly Hills Police Department received a 911 call from the woman about 3:20 p.m. as she pursued the man, who she said had kicked her in the chest when she found him burglarizing the house in the 800 block of North Roxbury, officials said.

After the attack, the man grabbed her purse and fled the residence, the victim told police. A good Samaritan picked her up and they gave chase, during which the burglar dropped the purse, according to the woman’s account. The good Samaritan recovered it and returned it to her.

Officers arrived at the scene within one minute of the phone call and saw a man who matched the description of the burglar, running away from the location, the Police Department said in a statement.

A perimeter was established in the 700 block of North Linden Avenue. About an hour later, officers and a K-9 found the man hiding in a backyard, authorities said.

He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

“The search continued for the second suspect, who was never located,” the police statement said.

The woman, who was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries, later identified the arrested man as the person she had encountered in the home on Roxbury, police said.