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4 arrested after series of 'purse-snatchings' at Raleigh mall

Posted April 23

Four men have been arrested and charged after a string of purse-snatching incidents occurred over the weekend at the Triangle Town Center mall.

— Four men have been arrested and charged after a string of purse-snatching incidents occurred over the weekend at the Triangle Town Center mall.

According to officials with the Raleigh Police Department, the incidents all occurred between Thursday and Saturday. Police said Tyheim Battle, 17; Keiontre Jawshawn Brooks, 18; and Brian Anthony Strickland, 17, were charged with larceny from person, aiding and abetting and conspiracy to commit felony larceny. ​Another man, Garrett Jovante Batcheler, 17, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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  • Rod Runner Apr 27, 10:46 a.m.
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    So are you saying that people that hire discriminate based on names?

    Do you agree that white privilege exists then? If people are discriminating based on name, then they are perceiving something from the name that they should not.

    They should be looking at the rest of the job application or resume or rely on the interview to determine someone's worth at the job.

    It's beyond hateful to say that because of someone's name that they are less than anyone else.

    These particular people are horrible people but it's not because of their names.

  • Alfred Barnes Apr 24, 6:42 a.m.
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    Steal a car, then spend 3 days snatching purses at the mall. What took so long to catch them? What else were these delinquents doing during that time besides drugs? Hopefully, no one was injured by their misdeeds, corrected from thu--ery by WRAL.

  • Reggie Berryman Apr 23, 8:45 p.m.
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    With names like; Tyheim, and Keiontrel jobs are very limited...Take note young moms!

  • Debbie Norris Apr 23, 7:33 p.m.
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    Are they old enough to fill out a J-O-B application??

  • Eric Rothman Apr 23, 7:32 p.m.
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    When are people going to realize! CRIMINALS, we do not want you here, Go away. People are just tying to live there life! Leave us the fork alone!!!!!!!'

  • Kristen Ford-Newell Apr 23, 6:21 p.m.
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    While there they should he filed some job applications....haha that's a joke

  • NC Tom Apr 23, 5:49 p.m.
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    these fine young men might have to serve a few months time for this

  • Brenda Lynch Apr 23, 12:51 p.m.
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    Low lifers! Go get a job and be a productive citizen!

  • Jason Matthews Apr 23, 11:55 a.m.
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    Cowards. Hopefully Bubba will be waiting for them

  • Haley Sessoms Apr 23, 11:43 a.m.
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    Maybe because 99% of crimes in the triangle come from them

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