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Boys Honored for Heroism

March 18, 1993

GLENDALE — Two boys who stopped a purse snatcher outside the Glendale Galleria were honored Monday for their heroism at a press conference held by the Robin Hood Foundation, a Glendale legal aid group.

Mike Martinez, 15, and his brother David, 11, received a check for $500 from the foundation's general counsel Rees Lloyd, who was present Saturday when the boys tackled the fleeing suspect.

Lloyd said the foundation has helped the family set up a trust account with the money for the boys' educations and that he has received a few calls from potential donors.

The Martinez brothers were outside the Galleria on Saturday when they heard cries for help and saw a youth fleeing with a woman's purse. Lloyd said that he was shopping in a nearby sporting goods store when he saw Mike Martinez tackle the suspect, with David Martinez joining in shortly after.

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