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.


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