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Purse theft suspect restrained on Island

Updated: February 08, 2010, 6:43 am /
Published: February 08, 2010, 12:30 am

A Lewiston man charged with grand larceny was caught Sunday stealing a purse with bank cards from a shopping cart at the Tops Market on Grand Island, Erie County sheriff’s deputies said.

Ryan Panepinto, 27, of Dickersonville Road was restrained by a customer until Deputy John Davis arrived at the Grand Island Boulevard store and placed him under arrest. The crime occurred at about 12:45 p. m., Panepinto said.

Deputies added that he is in the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.