A woman was robbed of her purse on Thursday while loading her groceries in the parking lot of a local grocery store on South East Broad Street. The 62-year old victim told police as she was putting her groceries in her car, a man rode by on a bike and grabbed her purse. The incident happened at the United Grocery Outlet.
Within minutes police found the suspect riding his bike down Broad Street. Officers arrested 34-year old Robert Ray Mears and charged him with robbery and theft. Mears will be in court on December 17.