Trio sought for theft of wallet

By: W. Curt Vincent - Bladen Journal

WHITE LAKE — A trio of visiting young men are suspected in the theft of another man’s wallet in Sunday in the parking lot of a White Lake business.

According to Lt. Mike Salmon with the White Lake Police Department, the incident took place at about 8:30 p.m.

“The three suspects befriended the victim at a business located in the 1600 block of White Lake Drive,” he added. “The victim followed the three suspects into the parking lot area of the business. The suspects then got into a gray Honda passenger car.”

Salmon said the suspects asked the victim, who was standing outside the vehicle, if he could change a $10 bill.

“The victim removed his wallet from his pocket and began to look through it,” he added. “The suspects snatched the victim’s wallet and drove away.”

Salmon said the suspects were last seen in a gray Honda sedan displaying North Carolina plate ID-099251.

“The suspects may live in or around Robeson County,” he said. “The registration plate displayed on the vehicle was previously reported stolen from an used car dealership in Lumberton.”

The White Lake Police Department needs the public’s assistance in identifying the three individuals. Anyone with information is urged to call the White Lake Police Department at 910-862-4057, or to remain anonymous with a visit to http://www.whitelakenc.org/police.html.

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W. Curt Vincent

Bladen Journal