Police say a bystander came to the rescue when he saw a man trying to take a woman’s purse in Springfield.
It happened Sunday at Walnut and New.
Officers say the man approached the robber with a gun, telling him to give the purse back to the woman.
The suspect instead jumped into a car and fired shots, with the bystander returning fire.
No one was hurt.
Police arrested the suspect early Monday morning, and are checking to see if he’s connected to two similar holdups and a convenience store robbery last week.