Police: Grocery store wallet-snatching suspect arrested

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Burlington man has been arrested in connection with two wallet-snatching incidents in the South Burlington area, including a 90-year-old woman.

Peter Krag

Burlington Police say Peter Krag, 33, turned himself in on Wednesday morning. Krag was a suspect in incidents at the Price Chopper and Shaws.

Burlington Police say he grabbed a 90-year-old woman's wallet while she was choosing a greeting card at Price Chopper.

South Burlington Police say he stole a purse from a 42-year-old female at the Shaws and then used her credit card to make a purchase of $317.85.

Burlington Police say Krag suffers from an opioid addiction and that while he will be prosecuted, police also ensured family members that he will be provided with resources for people wrestling with addiction.

Krag was cited to appear in court on January 3 on two counts of larceny and fraud.