Amsterdam man charged with purse snatching

A man from Amsterdam has been arrested and charged with grand larceny – a felony –  and petit larceny – a misdemeanor –  for stealing a purse from inside a business on Forest Avenue.

Marc Drescher, 42, has been processed and arraigned.

The purse contained credit cards and cash, which Drescher allegedly removed before discarding the purse in a hedgerow near the scene of the crime.

Police identified Drescher after reviewing local surveillance video.

He was arrested on August 16.