Garner Police Department News Item

Arrest Made in Larcenies of Purses  - Wednesday, December 04, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lt. Chris Clayton at 919-661-6980


Christopher Lamont Butler, age 18, of 2935 Filbert St, Raleigh NC was arrested and charged today for a string of larcenies of purses occurring between 11/08/2014 and 12/04/2013.  These incidents have occurred at Wal-Mart (4500 Fayetteville Rd) and Target (1040 Timber Drive East).   Mr. Butler targeted elderly female shoppers by distracting them and taking their purses out of their shopping carts.  Garner police charged Mr. Butler with 3 counts of felony larceny of credit card, 2 counts of felony larceny of chose in action, and 3 counts of misdemeanor larceny.  This investigation is on-going, and anyone with information on similar crimes is asked to call the Garner Police Department.





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