Lincoln purse-snatching suspect arrested
Posted By: KLKN Newsroom
Police say the suspect was arrested in York.
Lincoln Police say 34-year-old Andrew Luster took a purse from a 63-year-old woman outside of Von Maur in SouthPointe Pavilions earlier this month. On November 15, police say the woman was asked by a man if she had dropped something and then sprayed a mist at her. Police say he grabbed her purse, which was valued at $900 and got into a silver or gold 4-door Chrysler car.
Officer Katie Flood says police received a tip that led officers to Luster at a mobile home in York. He was arrested by the York County Sheriff's office for possession of stolen property. A search warrant was served in Luster's mobile home. Deputies say they found a iPad reported missing.
Lincoln Police say Luster will be extradited to Lincoln to face the robbery charge.