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Herkimer street man arrested on felony counts in purse theft

A Herkimer Street man faces felony charges linked to the theft of a purse from a woman Thursday in the Wegman’s store at 601 Amherst St.

Michael Lockwood, 51, is charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and tampering with physical evidence – damaging the purse, which was forced open, police said. The purse was recovered from Lockwood’s home, police added.