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.