Woman accused of stealing purse arrested, charged
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Syracuse Police have arrested a robbery suspect accused of stealing a woman’s purse in the 500 block of Butternut Street Monday afternoon.
The victim told police an SUV pulled up alongside of her and a black female passenger exited the vehicle and grabbed her purse.
The victim was able to provide police with enough suspect information that police were able to apprehend the suspect a short time later on Catherine Street and East Willow Street.
The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Oriel Williams, of Syracuse.
Police were able to recover some of the victim’s stolen property.
The victim was not seriously hurt during the incident and was treated at the scene.
Oriel has been charged with felony robbery in the third degree and was taken to the Justice Center.
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