A New Hampshire man turned himself into police on Wednesday after allegedly stealing from an 85-year-old veteran at a local Market Basket.
Matthew Siwik, 37, of Goffstown, was charged by Manchester police with theft by unauthorized taking.
The veteran told police that on Sept. 9 around 2 p.m. as he walked to his car to load his groceries, he saw a silver Volkswagon driving slowly in the parking lot. When he turned his back to unlock his truck, a man jumped out of his car, grabbed his wallet and took off.
The veteran’s wallet had a bank card, which Siwik later tried to use at 7-Eleven’s on Queen City Ave. and South Main Street. The wallet was later found in a trash barrel at the Queen City location and was returned to the veteran.
Siwik’s picture was posted on social media and various news outlets, and he was soon recognized.
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