Cops: Inwood Man, Anthony Grant, 24, Charged with Grand Larceny, Reckless Endangerment for Pocketbook Snatching
May 14, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Nassau County Police have arrested an Inwood man for Grand Larceny from an incident that occurred on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. in Woodbury.
According to Second Squad detectives, two female victims were sitting outside Butera’s Restaurant located at 7903 Jericho Turnpike when the defendant Anthony Q. Grant, 24 of Inwood grabbed their pocketbooks off the table and fled southbound on Southwoods Road pursued by several witnesses.
Anthony Q. Grant, 24 of Inwood was charged with two counts of Grand Larceny 4th degree and Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
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.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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