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Man accused of stealing women's wallets

Posted May 30, 2013

— Raleigh police said Thursday that they have arrested a man wanted for allegedly stealing women's wallets and using their credit cards at local stores.

John Lee McNeill, 58, was arrested Wednesday on 20 counts of obtaining property by false pretense, 10 counts of larceny concerning the theft of credit cards and one count each of breaking and entering a motor vehicle and larceny involving the theft of a pocket book.

The crimes occurred April 22 to May 17.

McNeill was in jail Thursday under a secured bond of $203,500.


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  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 May 30, 2013

    Billy the Kid, I agree with you! Don't steal. The Government hates competition.

  • Billy the Kid May 30, 2013

    When will we stop arresting these people for stealing? It's simple wealth redistribution. The government steals money from me every two weeks.

  • Titus Pullo May 30, 2013

    "Good police work...now keep behind bars until he learns not to steal from hard working folks..."

    Mr. McNeill will not serve any time. He'll be slapped on the writst and be let go. The only lesson he will learn is to be a little more careful when he steals again.

  • btneast May 30, 2013

    . I'm all for more public cameras!!

    That's a double edged sword....it's only good as long as those that control the cameras share your view of right and wrong. Ever read "1984"?

  • Common_Sensey May 30, 2013

    I agree with you, to a degree. It's funny to me to hear the "privacy advocates" decry all of the public cameras around town and in businesses. But you're out in public, you have NO RIGHT to privacy. At least Raleigh isn't as bad as London or parts of New York, cameras literally on every street light with facial recognition software running.

  • sunshine1040 May 30, 2013

    But women and men please stop leaving your purse in the shopping cart while you are reading labels. Stop making it easy for theives

  • SFSOLDIER May 30, 2013

    Good police work...now keep behind bars until he learns not to steal from hard working folks...

  • dwntwnboy2 May 30, 2013

    Isn't technology wonderful? This guy- on camera. The Boston bombers- on camera. The kid who shot up a NOLA Mother's Day parade- on camera, and many more. I'm all for more public cameras!! Let's make it harder and harder for the crooks in our society to get away with their crimes against the citizens. Take the streets back!!