Kinston police: Man arrested and charged of snatching pocketbook

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A Kinston man is accused of walking up behind a woman, taking her pocketbook and running away, the Kinston Police Department said.

Officers said the robbery took place on Cameron Drive in Kinston.

Lorenzo Thomas Haji Barrett, 24, of Kinston is accused of taking the pocketbook. Wanted on a charge of common law robbery, Barrett was arrested and charged Friday morning.

Police said they’ll release additional details later in the day.

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