- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) - Police investigating a home burglary reported by an 89-year-old woman arrested her next-door neighbor after following footprints in the snow to his house.

Maj. Derek Towle of the Greenfield Police Department says the woman heard a noise in her home early Tuesday and confronted a man. The suspect snatched her purse before fleeing out the back door of her home about 20 miles east of Indianapolis.

The Indianapolis Star reports (https://indy.st/1dLtSmT ) officers called to the woman’s home spotted footprints in the snow outside and followed them to a home where they found the missing purse with its contents still inside.

Police arrested 23-year-old Andrew M. Reeves, who was being held without bond on a burglary charge at the Hancock County Jail. It wasn’t clear whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, https://www.indystar.com


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