Police arrest purse snatching suspect

FLINT TWP. — Flint Township Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a recent string of unarmed robberies that occurred at local grocery stores in Flint Township.

During the morning hours of Wednesday, October 18 and Thursday, October 19, officers responded to four separate incidents where elderly females ‘purses were taken from them in the parking lot, according to a police report. They each described the suspect as a white male, believed to be in his late 30’s to early 40’s. The suspect was driving a dark colored four-door sedan with damage to the rear fender.

On Thursday, October 19, at approximately 4:53 p.m., a Michigan State Police Trooper from the Flint Post observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle. He initiated a traffic stop and the driver, Adam Corkins, a 43-year-old City of Flint resident, was arrested on an unrelated charge. A Flint Township Police Detective interviewed the driver who confessed to the robberies. He also told the detective where he discarded the purses which were later located by police.

Corkins was lodged at the Genesee County Jail. The case was presented to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office who authorized four counts of larceny from the person, possession of cocaine, and possession of a taser.

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