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Woman, 72, robbed of two dollars

May 4, 2009 9:49:42 PM PDT
Police on Long Island say a man accused of stealing $2 from a 72-year-old woman is being held for arraignment. Suffolk County police say 24-year-old Ryan Mercorella faces arraignment Tuesday in Central Islip on first-degree robbery charges. He was arrested on Monday.

Police say the Farmingville man also was charged in unrelated cases with grand larceny, possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license.

Police say the 72-year-old woman was robbed with what appeared to be a handgun on Sunday afternoon in Farmingville as she walked through a parking lot.


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