Police Investigating after Purse Snatched from MVCC Cafeteria

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UTICA, NY – A man was caught stealing a purse from a woman inside the Mohawk Valley Community College cafeteria on Monday. Police worked with campush police to identify Martin Vereen age 52 of Utica as the alleged purse snatcher.

“MVCC Police informed officers that an employee’s purse had been stolen from the cafeteria. While conducting their investigation MVCC Police were able to identify a suspect,” UPD said in a statement. “While speaking with the individual they determined the location of the missing purse and contents, and were able to retrieve them absent the cash inside.”