Police: Man stole 81-year-old's wallet

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) – A 31-year-old man is charged with stealing an 81-year-old's wallet Friday, according to a news release.

It happened in the 500 block of Beltline Road. Police say the suspect – who has been identified as Dustin Brandt – stole the wallet and drove away, before abandoning his vehicle and fleeing on foot.

Collinsville Police Department K9 Macho and his handler were able to find Brant and arrest him without incident, according to the release.

Police say Brandt had been driving a stolen vehicle, and had a warrant for his arrest out of Wheaton, Ill.

The robbery victim was treated at a local hospital with minor injuries to his hand.

Brandt faces felony charges for robbery and offenses relating to motor vehicles. He is currently being held at the Collinsville Police Department on a $150,000 bond.


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