ALBANY, N.Y. - Police in Albany say they caught the man who allegedly attempted to steal the purse off a 92-year-old woman last weekend.
Police say 51-year-old Wayne Cole, of Albany, was arrested following an investigation by detectives after officers responded to the vicinity of Washington Avenue and Robin Street on March 30th for a man trying to steal a purse from a woman.
When officers arrived the victim, an unnamed 92-year-old Albany resident, told officers that a man knocked her to the ground and attempted to steal her purse.
She sustained cuts, bruising, and other injuries and was transported to Albany Medical Center Hospital for treatment. She was treated and released.
Cole was identified as the suspect with the assistance from members of the community.
He has been charged with Assault 2nd-degree and Attempted Robbery 2nd-degree and remanded to the Albany County Jail.