Bail Increased for Accused Purse Snatcher 

Bail has been increased for a man from Augusta accused of purse snatchings and leading police on a chase. Jed St. Hilaire, 34, was in court Monday. He’s accused of stealing a woman’s purse at the WalMart on Civic Center Drive in Augusta, and taking a woman’s pocketbook in a Hannaford parking lot. Police say they tried to pull St. Hilaire over Saturday night but he took off on the interstate, where he eventually stopped. Charges against him include robbery and theft. His bail is $20,000.