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A Halifax man was charged Tuesday with removing financial cards from a victim’s purse after pushing her shopping cart away.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant said the charges against Saquane Salika Tillery, 20, were lodged after Officer L. Balmer responded to a business at Premier Boulevard when a victim reported that her pocketbook was stolen.

Balmer reviewed video evidence and observed the man later identified as Tillery push the victim’s cart away as she looked at merchandise. Identifying financial cards were taken and the man left in a Toyota vehicle.

Balmer and Lieutenant M. Hunsucker located the suspect vehicle in the area and conducted an investigative stop on Premier Boulevard. 

Balmer developed probable cause to arrest Tillery for the larceny. He also located marijuana in the center console.

Tillery was charged with two counts of felony financial card theft, possession of schedule VI narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

He was jailed without the opportunity for bond due to a December 1 arrest for possession of a stolen firearm and possession of schedule VI.

He has a February 22 district court date.