Man charged with stealing 85-year-old’s wallet outside Market Basket

The suspect turned himself in to police.

Matthew Siwik
Matthew Siwik. –Manchester Police Department

A New Hampshire man allegedly snatched an 85-year-old veteran’s wallet while he was putting his groceries in his truck at a Market Basket. Now, he’s being charged.

Matthew Siwik, 37, of Goffstown, was arrested by Manchester police after turning himself in on Wednesday. He’s being charged with theft by unauthorized taking, police said.

It was on Monday around 2 p.m. that police were called to the Market Basket on Elm Street in Manchester. There, the victim told them he had noticed a silver Volkswagon “driving slowly between the rows of cars.” As he went to unlock his truck, Siwik allegedly got out of his own vehicle and grabbed the victim’s wallet. He then fled the scene, according to authorities. 

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There was a bank card inside the wallet, and Siwik allegedly tried to use it at two different 7-11s in Manchester. The wallet was later found in the trash at the Queen City Avenue 7-11 and returned to the victim.

Police circulated a surveillance image of Siwik on social media, and police said he was recognized. Siwik is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 26.