UPDATE: Alleged Purse-Snatcher Arrested

Local - 12/28/2012 3:41 PM
UPDATE (12/28):
Thanks to a number of tips brought to Tazewell deputies they have made an arrest on alleged purse snatcher. 

Neeka Dotson, 29, of the Richlands area was arrested Thursday night on a Grand Larceny charge.  Dotson allegedly stole a purse from a Claypool Hill Wal-Mart just before midnight on December 23rd. 

Deputies say unfortunately very little of the personal belongings of the victim were recovered.

This case is still under investigation and additional charges are pending on a male accomplice she may have been working with.

Stick with Newswatch for the latest on this developing story.

ORIGINAL (12/27):
A local police department needs your help in capturing a purse snatcher.

The Tazewell County Sheriff's Department is looking for any information on the whereabouts and identity of the female shown in this photo.

She may be involved in a theft of a purse at the Wal-Mart at Claypool Hill just before midnight on December 23rd.

Anyone with information regarding this case can call the Tazewell County Dispatch Center at 276-988-0645 or leave a message on the Tazewell County Sheriff's Department Facebook page. All tips will remain anonymous.


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