make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Police: Good neighbors led to purse snatcher's arrest

READ MORE:
Joshua_Edward_Askel.jpg

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police say a couple of good neighbors helped them to arrest a man for stealing a woman's purse last night.

Police say the woman's neighbor told her she had seen someone reach into the victim's car window and steal her purse around 6:15 p.m. in the 4600 block McClelland Drive. The friend provided a description, and the victim spotted a man who matched the description. She chased him, but lost sight of him.

A second friend drove around in his truck and spotted the suspect behind some dumpsters. Police say the friend convinced the suspect to get in the truck with him and direct him to where he had dropped the purse. When they found it, the suspect took off.

WPD officers and a K9 set up a perimeter and caught Joshua Edward Askel, 25, who one of the witnesses later positively identified as the suspect.

Askel is charged with breaking and entering auto and larceny. He is in custody under $10,000 bond.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Reply

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
CAPTCHA
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.