Teen arrested in connection to purse snatching in Henrietta

Updated: 10/22/2013 10:52 PM
Created: 10/22/2013 10:51 PM WHEC.com

A teenager is under arrest, charged in connection with a purse snatching that happened in Henrietta last Monday.

Monroe County Sheriffs Deputies say 16-year-old Michael Ruiz of Rochester is charged with robbery and assault.

Deputies say a 72-year-old Scottsville woman had just returned her cart and was walking back to her car in the  BJ's Wholesale Club parking lot on Jay Scutti Boulevard when a someone ran up behind her and grabbed her purse.

Deputies say the woman fell as the suspect yanked the purse from her. She suffered a broken arm and cuts to her face.

Ruiz was arraigned in Henrietta Town Court and is being held in the Monroe County Jail in lieu of $30,000 cash bail or $60,000 bond.


49° | 38°
  • Feels like: 34° F
  • Wind: NW 9mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Thu Mostly sunny
    53° | 29°
  • Fri Chance of showers
    62° | 37°
  • Sat Occasional showers possible
    57° | 43°
  • Sun Mostly sunny
    46° | 28°