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.

Flood Advisory

Expires: 7/29/2014 12:30 PM


Few Clouds
68° | 63°
  • Feels like: 56° F
  • Wind: W 6mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Tue More sun than clouds
    73° | 53°
  • Wed Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm
    75° | 56°
  • Thu Few showers
    75° | 58°
  • Fri Occasional showers possible
    80° | 58°