Update: Salisbury: Purse Snatcher Hits the BIG KAHUNA at Harris Teeter Monday on W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Scores $400 in Cash and Tosses Pocketbook

Posted on May 21, 2017



RFP Staff

**Sunday afternoon May 21st a purse snatcher suspect, identified at Bobby Joe Skidmore, 30, of 201 Morlan Park Road in Salisbury was arrested and charged with the purse snatching at Harris Teeter and several other area crimes over the past few days, taking place at True Value at 1818 W. Innes St., Food Lion, and at a home on S. Main Street.  Details of the Skidmore’s alleged crimes and arrest will appear shortly in the Rowan Free Press.  Under a secured $25,000 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.**

♦ Salisbury Police Sources report that Lesleigh Drye, 53, of Pine Tree Road in Salisbury was the victim of larceny–purse snatching at the very popular Harris Teeter supermarket at 850 W. Jake Alexander Boulevard on Monday. Drye made the mistake of leaving her pocketbook in her shopping cart where it was snatched. The crime was reported to 911 dispatch 8:45 p.m. No injuries were reported. The purse snatcher was long gone.  He helped himself to $400 in cash and preferring to travel light, tossed the pocketbook where it was soon recovered.  The pocketbook itself was a Tory Burch designer pocketbook (valued at $450),  an iPhone6 smartphone (valued at $600), an N.C. driver’s license (valued at $38), and 2 credit cards (valued at $2).  The total recovered value of all the items was $1,090.

The case remains under investigation. Perhaps the store security cameras caught the purse snatcher on video. No suspects have been named.

Harris Teeter Supermarket, 850 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Harris Teeter Supermarket, 850 W. Jake Alexander Blvd, Salisbury, N.C.:

Citizens having any knowledge about this crime are urged to call the Salisbury Police at 704-638-5333. If you fear retribution, want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward of up to $1,000, information can be submitted 24/7 via the web: http://tips.salisburyrowancrimestoppers.org/ or by calling the Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.

Stop Purse Snatching–Outdoor ATM Stick-ups and Strong Arm Robberies:

https://rowanfreepress.com/2016/11/11/salisbury-the-holiday-shopping-season-turns-on-the-faucet-for-purse-snatchings-outdoor-atm-stick-ups-and-strong-arm-robberies/

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