Man nabbed after woman’s purse snatched at knifepoint in Garner, officials say

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities have arrested a man they say snatched a woman’s purse at knifepoint on Sunday.

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The incident happened around 3:38 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of a hotel at 1595 Mechanical Blvd., Garner officials said in a news release.

The woman said that a man approached her and that he had a knife. He took her purse and then ran off, officials said.

Torrey Mitch Singleton, 32, who police say was staying in a nearby hotel, was arrested late Monday, officials said.

Singleton was charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Garner Police are trying to determine if he is responsible for other recent robberies in the area, according to Garner officials.

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Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call the Garner Police Department at 919.772.8810 or our crime tip line at 919.890-7318 or e-mail at GPDtips@garnernc.gov.

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