Mammoth Police arrested two men vacationing from England after some detective work by the head of security at a local bar.
Mammoth Police report that at about 2:30 am Friday March 19th, Marcus Norbreus, the head of security at a local bar, called Mammoth Police Officer Jesse Gorham to report that a womans purse had been stolen earlier in the evening.
Police say that Norbreus had seen the suspects in possession of the distinctive purse as they were being escorted out of the bar for being too intoxicated. When he found out that the purse had been stolen, Norbreus called police and went looking for the suspects.
Just before officers arrived on scene, police say that Norbreus found the suspects and saw that one of them was carrying the purse. Police say that Norbreus told them that as he attempted to get the purse back, one of the suspects, Andrew Sadler, began swearing at him and hit him in the face, but Norbreus was still able to recover the purse.
Police say that Sadler had both the purse and the victims digital camera in his jacket pocket. Police say that they found the victims car keys and hotel key on the second suspect, identified as Paul Stoakley. Police say that Sadler was charged with strong armed robbery, possession of stolen property, and public intoxication. Stoakley was arrested for public intoxication and possession of stolen property.
Police say that both men are English Nationals, in the United States on Vacation. Bail was set at $100,000.