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Man charged in Raleigh grocery store purse snatching

Posted March 20, 2013

— Tips from the public led Raleigh police to identify and arrest a suspect accused of stealing a woman's purse at a grocery store earlier this month.

William Clifton-Carroll Bullock, 33, was charged Wednesday with larceny from a person and obtaining property by false pretense.

Police said Bullock snatched a woman's purse from her shopping cart at Harris Teeter, at 3201 Edwards Mill Road, on March 6 and then left the store.


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  • Scubagirl Mar 22, 2013

    If one MUST leave their purse in the buggy seat, at the very least strap it in with the seat belt. Crooks won't be able to grab and run so easily....not fool proof but certainly a deterrent I think

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Mar 22, 2013

    SOME women are to blame. Some, are very careful. Men, you be careful too now, with your men purses! LOL!!!! :-)


  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Mar 22, 2013

    Just glad they caught this thief. But women you are partly to blame. You always leave your purse/pocketbook alone in the buggy while you are looking at something else where. Keep your purse/pocketbook on your arms, in your hands or hanging on your shoulder. Be more responsible. If you cannot do all that above, then get a purse pack to go around your waste.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Mar 21, 2013

    Glad they caught him! Also, glad I do not carry a purse.


  • working for deadbeats Mar 21, 2013

    He won't see any more jail time than from his initial arrest. Stop having such high expectations of the justice system.

  • pat7 Mar 21, 2013

    Nice guy .I hope spending time behind bars will curve your atttitude. But my hopes are false for you .I hope you meet your match one day and they give you a taste of your own medcine

  • beaulahjackson4 Mar 21, 2013

    I have never put my purse in a shopping cart whilst shopping much less leave the purse unattended. We all know it's wrong to steal but I think it's just common sense not to leave your purse unattended in a grocery cart. One should always carry their purse while pushing the shopping cart. I am glad they arrested this guy.

  • NiceNSmooth Mar 21, 2013

    wow... news coverage on a purse snatching? Two stories? The victim must have some pretty influential friends or husband

  • Rebelyell55 Mar 21, 2013

    Glad they got him. Now make sure he understands why and what he did was wrong.

  • Vincent Vega Mar 21, 2013

    Facebook description: Good guy,love the outdoors and HATE DRAMA