Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Robert Wagner
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
December 5, 2007
Report No. C07038183
(See larger photo) Jeffery Sargent
…charged in purse snatching
A 50-year-old tourist reported last Tuesday (November 27) that two suspects on a moped passed her, grabbed her purse and knocked her to the ground. The suspects then fled the area with her purse.
Police arrested 19-year-old Jeffery Sargent about an hour later. On Thursday (November 29) he was charged with second-degree robbery. His bail was set at $5,000.
At the conclusion of a preliminary hearing in court Tuesday (December 4), a judge bound Sargent over for trial. Sargent is being held at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.
This was the second incident last week in which a suspect was charged for taking a purse. On November 26, police arrested and charged David Battle after he removed a purse from a 68-year-old Japanese tourist.