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Purse snatched from woman in wheelchair in Niagara Falls store

NIAGARA FALLS – Someone snatched a purse from an elderly woman in a wheelchair Sunday in the Dollar Tree on Portage Road.

The woman, who is in her mid 70s, told police the thief ripped the purse from her shoulder while she was in the second aisle from the door, according to a police report. The purse contained cash and a bank card.

The thief fled on foot, running across the parking lot and eastbound on Elmwood Avenue.

Police are working with store management to get surveillance video.