Man arrested after stealing purse from 76-year-old female in Goldsboro

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A man was arrested Thursday after stealing a purse from a 76-year-old female in Goldsboro, police said.

Phillip A. Norris, 35, was charged with theft.

The Goldsboro Police Department responded to an incident that occurred Thursday at the Food Lion located on East Ash Street.

Police said they were told that a 76-year-old female was placing her groceries in her vehicle and Norris asked her if she could give him a contribution.

The female told Norris that she couldn’t help and police said he grabbed her purse from the shopping cart and fled on foot.

The police along with a report from a citizen were able to locate Norris and recover all the stolen items.

Norris was sent to the Wayne County Jail and was given a $7,000 bond.
 

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