Community tips lead to purse theft suspect

Neil Estabrook arrested for two purse thefts in Sidney. (Photo/Sidney Police Department)

SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Sidney police say tips from the community helped lead them to a purse snatching suspect. showed you the surveillance photo Monday of two people police wanted to talk to about the crimes.

Police say they arrested Neil Estabrook, 38, of Sidney, on theft charges. More charges could come once the grand jury meets.

A 17 year old female in the picture was not charged.

Police believe Estabrook is responsible for purse thefts at the Sidney Walmart and Kroger. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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