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Man Arrested for Pocketbooks Theft Outside Woodbury Restaurant

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The Second Squad reports the arrest of an Inwood man for Grand Larceny that occurred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. in Woodbury.

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Woodbury, NY - May 14, 2015 - The Second Squad reports the arrest of an Inwood man for Grand Larceny that occurred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. in Woodbury.

According to detectives, two female victims were sitting outside Butera’s Restaurant located at 7903 Jericho Turnpike when the defendant Anthony Q. Grant, 24, grabbed their pocketbooks off the table and fled southbound on Southwoods Road pursued by several witnesses. Grant entered a 2008 Cadillac that was stopped at the traffic light and told the female driver to flee. The driver refused, as Grant placed his hand on the accelerator. The witnesses attempted to remove Grant from the vehicle as it lurched onto the curb. Second Precinct officers arrived at the scene and placed Grant under arrest. Both pocketbooks were recovered and no injuries were reported.

Grant is charged with two counts of Grand Larceny 4th degree and Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.