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Police: Brick Fugitive Sought In Purse Snatching, Toms River Theft

One half of a father-son duo caught; father on the run

One half of a father/son purse-snatching duo was arrested over the weekend while a manhunt is on for the fugitive elder of the pair, police said Tuesday.

Matthew D. Frystock, 26, whose last known address was on Drum Point Road in Brick, was arrested at a motel in Ocean Township and charged with one count of third degree theft and one count of third degree conspiracy to commit theft for his connection with a recent purse snatching at the Route 34 ShopRite Supermarket at Lakewood Road in Wall, Lt. Walter Pomphrey said.   

Frystock was taken to Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, in lieu of $15,000 bail, Pomphrey said. Jail records on Tuesday showed Frystock had not yet posted bail.

Frystock was located with the help of the Ocean Township police after a routine patrol spotted a car that matched a description associated with the purse snatching at the Chalet Motel on Route 35, Pomphrey said.

Additional charges are to come from the Toms River Police Department, Pomphrey said, because authorities there have linked him to a Feb. 12 pocketbook there.

The second suspect, Joseph R. Frystock, 56, also with a last known address of Drum Point Road in Brick, is wanted by police. Arrest warrants have been issued for the same charges as his son, with bail to be set on arrest, Pomphrey said.

It is not the first time a pair that a parent/child team has been arrested for stealing purses at local grocery stores. In July, a mother-daughter team also was arrested for purse snatching at the Route 34 ShopRite and other locations.

read bull February 19, 2013 at 07:11 PM
is that the picture of the poster person for excellent parenting?
. February 19, 2013 at 07:40 PM
....and he has a big smile on his face to boot!
sha February 19, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Great role model!
barbara February 20, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Wow, my friends purse was snatched the other day in Toms River, but recovered with nothing missing, except for a piece of gum. What a moron. Hope they find the other half, horrible parent for sure.
WMS826 February 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Hopefully Sandy will help clean out that area of town and we can rebuild it nicer and more upscale.
Rem February 20, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Why doesn't someone b slap that smirk off his face.
none of yobusiness February 20, 2013 at 12:58 AM
My wife and mother both shop at that shop rite. The one in Brick is dangerous to walk thru parking lot with all the old timers running people down.
KC February 20, 2013 at 06:31 AM
That is a kiddie park compared to Costco parking lot! Who dreams up these nightmares?
Xavier February 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Don't forget about Manchester Shop Rite.
suz February 20, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Wait...the last time I was in the Manchester Shop Rite, which I don't go to anymore since they opened the TR store, I was almost hit by a "soccer mom" with two kids on a cell phone! My point, it doesn't matter where you go...you can be an inconsiderate driver no matter what age you are, okay?
40fab February 20, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Yeah see what happens when you close the Red lion....
WMS826 February 20, 2013 at 06:33 PM
So where are all the ones crying about how good a people these two are and that they starving because George Bush was president six years ago.
1stcav February 20, 2013 at 08:18 PM
Apple didn't fall far from it's tree.....3 hots and a cot + free medical , almost like being a professional politician..come to think of it , it is just like being a politician in OC, NJ....or a judge with three pensions , none that you had to contribuite too...NJ & you !
40fab February 20, 2013 at 08:44 PM
that's why he's smiling in his mug shot
Slippery Slope February 21, 2013 at 03:17 AM
This is what I imagine clamdigger looking like.

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