SALISBURY - If not for one mistake, police say Dionte Dimarius Reddick, 19, may have gotten away with it.
But that mistake, dropping a piece of paper with his name and address on it, ultimately led police right to his front door.
According to the report, Sarah Hawkins, 76, was sitting in her car in the parking lot of a beauty shop at 1116 N. Long Street at about 9:30 Wednesday morning.
While waiting for the shop to open, Hawkins says a man approached her car at the passenger's window. He was holding a piece of paper in his hands and told Hawkins he wanted to ask directions to a location in town. She rolled down the window and Reddick reached in and grabbed her purse, according to police.