Police say a man wanted in connection with the theft of a wallet last week in Seabrook was arrested in Massachusetts Tuesday afternoon.
Amesbury, Mass., police confirmed Tuesday that Freddy Poisson, 40, of Haverhill, Mass., was arrested around 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on a warrant out of Seabrook on robbery, reckless conduct, and simple assault charges in connection with a strong-armed robbery that occurred last Friday in a parking lot in front of the Market Basket store at Southgate Plaza, 380 Lafayette Road in Seabrook.
Details of Poisson’s arrest were unavailable Tuesday, Amesbury police said, because the arresting officer had yet to complete a report. Poisson is scheduled to be arraigned today in Massachusetts.
According to police, while loading groceries into her car from her shopping cart, a woman said she saw a man walk by and take her wallet from her purse, which she had placed in the cart. After yelling at the man, the woman reported a physical altercation took place between her and the man, who then fled to his vehicle.
In an attempt to stop the thief, Seabrook police said the woman grabbed on to the front driver’s door of the car, but was thrown off the car as it took a corner and accelerated away.
The woman, whose identity was not released, suffered multiple injuries and was transported by Seabrook Fire Rescue for treatment.
Authorities said this week Poisson can be seen on a surveillance tape at a local CVS, allegedly using the victim’s credit card during a purchase.